When is your birthday? May 12th
What is your height? 5’ 6’’
What is your hometown? Plainfield, Indiana
What position(s) do you play? Jammer
Signature move/trademark: Not sure it’s a good move, but I tend to have “Matrix Moves” when trying to avoid falling or getting hit. I’m also apparently known for getting low to the ground.
List of injuries from skating: Bruises, Scratches, Head trauma, Torn PCL
What was your first car?
Ford Aspire, a.k.a. a beer can with great gas mileage
What do you do for a living?
Analyst in an environmental lab
What are the names of your pets, and what are they?
Shaggy, a cat
What do you like to do outside of derby?
Lots of stuff: movies, biking, tennis, sleeping in, hanging out with friends
Were you a troublemaker as a kid?
What / who inspires you?
My grandfather. He was an amazing man with an uncanny knack to put a smile on the face of anyone he met.
What is the meaning behind your derby name?
I was named during one of our first workshops. Blue was the color of my Messiah College shirt, my alma mater. It stuck.
What advice would you give to anyone looking to make it in the real world?
In the profession of science … find summer jobs that will give you experience in the field you are looking for. If you don’t know which field of science you would like to pursue, these jobs may help you figure that out.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
Just be yourself.
What is your favorite sports movie?
Miracle. Disney has a way with sports films.
What kind of wheels do you skate on?
Round ones. I actually have multiples. Due to skating fast in circles, this is bound to change.
Tailbone protector or padded shorts?
What advice would you give to someone looking to enter the world of derby?
Get good health insurance.
What would surprise people the most to know about you?
I’m free of tattoos and piercings. I used to be a horse.