Skater of the Month – December 2018

Full Derby Name: Treble Maker

Skater Number: 1863

 


 

1. What is your REAL name?

Paula

2. What does the Derbyverse call you? And what is your Skater Number?

Treble Maker #1863

3. Is there a story behind your derby name?

I’m a musician. I mostly sing. I am in a choir; I do musical theatre; and I do weddings, funerals, caroling with Olde Towne Carolers and parties.

4. How did you get started playing for Diamond State Roller Derby?

I work with William Shartner. We were getting to know each other at a company lunch and I asked him what he did outside of work for fun. He told me he was an emcee for a roller derby team and his wife (Senora Natadora) was the president at the time. I told my sister and she thought it sounded like a lot of fun. So we came to a clinic. I was only intending to do it if she wanted to do it because my schedule is pretty fully already as it is. Well, we did the clinic and I had a blast but she didn’t. I loved it so much I decided to do it anyway. And the rest is history.

5. What is one of your goals for the 2018 season?

My main goal right now is to skate at least 25 laps of the track in five minutes & pass assessments enough to skate on a home team (Blackeyed Bomshells!)

6. What is your most memorable moment with Diamond State?

My first scrimmage as a tot I was selected as the MVP for my team. I was completely shocked because I thought there were so many other players who were much better than me. I couldn’t believe the opposing team had really picked me. When they called my name I wasn’t really even paying attention and had to do a double take.

7. When you’re not being a bada** skater…what are you doing? (Profession/Hobbies)

I work for Produce Marketing Association by day and by night and weekend I’m usually singing somewhere.

8. What skaters do you most admire most and why?

This is probably a cop out but I truly admire all of my teammates. Everyone is so positive, supportive and uplifting and even the most seasoned skaters are constantly improving themselves. I feel blessed to be able to skate with them and learn from them.

9. Any advice for someone who might be considering trying derby or are new to derby?

Do it! And practice as much as you can. Learning & playing derby is just like learning any other new skill. It takes a lot of practice but you’ll surprise yourself with what you’re able to achieve if you just try and work at it.

10. Any final thoughts for our fans?

Please tell all your friends and family about derby! So many people I talk to have never watched it or been to a game (I hadn’t either until I started skating). And if you like watching it, join us! We (and other teams if you don’t live near us) are always looking for more skaters, officials and volunteers.