What does your derby name mean? My derby name (Doctor Potter) refers to the fact that on the track I like to play with the precision and concentration similar to that of a surgeon.
What is a fun off the rink fact about yourself? Ha ha, I am a musician who likes to beat things with sticks.
How did you catch derby fever? Derby came into my life via an invitation from a friend. She told me that I simply “had to go,” and that it was going to be awesome. Shortly thereafter, I laced up derby skates for the first time, started attending practice, and I was hooked.
What is your life theme song? As a musician, have many favorites, but here are a few):
“Our Truth” by Lacuna Coil
“Somebody” by Depeche Mode
“Professional Widow” by Tori Amos
“Bist Du Bei Mir” by J.S. Bach
“Nottingham Lace” by Buckethead
What is your best derby injury to date? Spraining my knee on the final drill of my first WFTDA skills test. Not fun.
What has been your proudest derby moment? When my first team took the track for our first bout, showing that all of our hard work and training was starting to come to fruition. It was electric!
What is your pre-bout ritual? Assemble and put on my boutfit (including an “Rx” symbol on my cheek), eat some protein, brush my mouthguard, pack the skate bag, listen to music that gets my blood going, get to the rink, stretch and warm up while thinking about strategies for the upcoming bout….I become “Doctor Potter”.
Do you have something that you HAVE to wear every bout (outside the
standard equipment/jersey)? One thing I always wear to every bout is the “Rx” symbol on my cheek. Always.