Only Zuul (#808)

Team: Rotten Cherries (Co-Captain)

What is your favorite part of playing roller derby?

The mental & physical feeling that happens when you learn a new skill that you didn’t think possible.

List any previous athletic or club experience.

In high school, I swam, played basketball & softball

What do you do when you are not skating?

My family & work keep me busy, I’m a mom to 3 boys: 1 is a competitive swimmer, another is active with LAX & Football & the youngest is just getting started with sports of his own. I’m a licensed Massage Therapist in MD & PA but recently have put that on hold in order to devote the time necessary to run the family construction business.

Advice for new skaters/young girls?

Advice for new skaters, or anyone for that matter, is actually a piece of advice that came from my oldest son who is the competitive swimmer, he was only 13 at the time. I was really struggling with getting my 27 laps in 5 minutes, I was stuck around 26-26.5. My son said, “You might feel like you’re going to die, but you’re not, you just need to push past that thought & not let it stop you.” It was such a simple piece of advice but helped me so much, it was also a pretty humbling moment as a parent.