Why I Ref Roller Derby -with- Cracker Jack

South Side GirlsSkater Spotlight, Why I Derby


What is the backstory on your Derby Name?

Picking a name is such a big decision. I have always known the term Cracker Jack to mean someone who’s quick to get a good job done…. I always try to do my best at every challenge I take on….

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What are you doing when your are not skating?

When I’m not skating…I’m a Principal of a middle school (5th and 6th grade). I also have recently taken up quilting and have started working on photography. I LOVE going to movies and spending time with my family.

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Why did you start refereeing roller derby?

A few years back, I went to a bank track bout to watch Triple X. I was hooked, but never had the courage to try. After recovering from breast cancer, I decided that waiting didn’t make sense. I started boot camp with the intent to make a team. Unfortunately, when I started parts of the skating were just too hard on my recovering body. So I started refereeing. I have grown to really enjoy understanding the game and helping others improve themselves through my current role. While a part of me wishes I could make a team, some new physical limitations are going to make that difficult. So I’ll be happy to help in this capacity!

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One thing you wish you new before you started skating!

The only thing I wish I had known before I started was how much my gear smells after skating for a couple of hours!!