- Name: Ghost Rider
Skating Since: January 2015
How did you get involved in derby?
I knew Phee Nix through the local animal shelter and saw her at the derby booth at the mall. She convinced me to contact the league and check out a practice.
What kept you coming back?
It looked like a ton of fun, and it was something I could see myself doing. It’s different than the other sports I used to play.
What is the story of your derby name and number?
Ghost Rider is from one of my favorite movies – Top Gun – and my number is 10-4, not the date, but the radio code.
How has roller derby changed your life in general?
It has rooted me to the community. I moved up to Marquette for work and didn’t know a soul. I got involved with the local animal shelter but still looking for somthing else to stay busy and meet people.
Any advice for women who want to join roller derby?
Just try it. Anyone can learn how to do it. I couldn’t stand up on eight wheels when I started!
How many pets do you have? What kind?
One hamster, Rusty.
What is your favorite thing about roller derby?
I love skating. I didn’t think I would like it as much as I do. I also love our team. Every practice I learn something new from another skater, whether I just watch or they give me a tip.
What do you like to do outside of roller derby?
Read, do Crossfit, and spend time with my boyfriend.
Tell us something about yourself we don’t know.
I used to work at the Detroit Zoo in college.
Do you have any long term derby goals?
Become a very strong blocker.