May 2014 Jr Roller Derby Spotlight sMACM Hard
Derby name & number: sM.A.C.M. Hard #14
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
Occupation: Printer at Interior Graphics & Printing
Career goals: Petroleum Engineer
Current league: Cold’n Heart Junior Derby- Part of Fairbanks Rollergirls
Years involved in derby: Four years
Favorite derby position (blocker, pivot, jammer): Pivot
When did you begin skating: 2010/11 season
Fondest memory of skating: The first time I jumped the apex at a practice
Future goals you hope to obtain as a skater: Becoming a Gold Digger with the Fairbanks Rollergirls.
Awards and/or honors received in roller sports: MVP in the 2012/13 season
Other sports you currently participate in: Cheerleading at West Valley High School and recreational soccer
Who is your favorite sports figure: Suzy Hotrod
Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: My mom Michelle Maynor (Bad Lady #53) because she has always been there to encourage me and many others. She started roller derby in Fairbanks, and also is a small business owner. She helps me with everything I do.
List your hobbies: I love snowboarding, hiking, derby, cheer, soccer, shopping, math and science.
What music do you listen to during training or competition?: I prefer to listen to uplifting songs like “The Man” by Aloe Blacc, because it puts me in a positive mood.
What makes you a unique and special person: I believe my attitude makes me unique because I always try to make everyone smile at practice, especially if they believe they are not getting a drill correct. Making others happy with their ability makes me happy with mine.
Do you have any pre-game rituals: Usually my mom and I get ready together and rock out to our Sunshine Mix while we drive to the bout, to get pumped up.
Favorite movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Favorite place to shop: Pac Sun
Most prized possession: My hairties, because you can never have to many.
If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be: Funny
Anything else you would like us to know about you: I am really excited to do this!!