Where are you from: Smithtown, NY
Occupation: Pastry Chef, Restaurant Co-Owner of Villa Napoli in Smithtown, currently starting a specialty cake business called Pixie Cakes.
Do you have children?: Not to my knowledge...I do have two cats though, (Yoda and Beaker)!
What made you want to join a roller derby league?: I've always loved sports and when I learned about roller derby it intrigued me. I heard about it through various people and then saw a special on ESPN, which made me want to join even more. When I finally met the team and went down to my first practice to check it out I just fell in love with it.
What was your first practice like?: Exciting and I just loved the sport more and more with each practice and bout I've been to since.
What is the hardest skill you had to learn?: To squat/get & stay lower.
What position would you most like to play and why?: Blocker, cause I like to hit and always play defense. I wanna learn how to be a jammer too and see which one I'm better at.
What do you like most about derby?: That it's just awesome, the people, the sport everything! I love getting to play, workout and enjoy myself with other people just like me.
Do you find it hard to find time to fit derby into your schedule?: Sometimes since I work in the food industry but I usually just make sure I have everything done before I have to go to practice or a bout.
What would you say to someone new who was thinking about joining roller derby?: Great to meet you, you're gonna love derby!
For a delicious Italian meal, visit Mary Kate's restaurant:
82 West Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787