Bernie Slammers



Occupation:Program Director at ACE, a non-profit for teaching life skills to students

First Appearance:2017

Hometown:Birmingham by way of Decatur


About Slam:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

My friend who was on the roller derby team in 2012 told me to try it and so I waited until I had the time and money to do so.

What is your best roller derby memory?

My first game I felt so proud to be a part of the team because a little girl came to me afterwards and asked me to sign a poster for her. She was so excited to meet me and I'll never forget it.

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

It's pretty embarrassing whenever I fall tbh.

What was your first bout like?

My first bout our B-team won the game. I was extremely nervous to be in front of so many people but then I soon forgot about them and played as well as I could.

What are some of your other hobbies?

I host trivia and listen to NPR on a daily basis

Who are some of your personal Heroes

Bernie Sanders and my sisters

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Xena Warrior Princess, Bob Belcher, and Veronica Mars

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Girls Rock Bham, Meals On Wheels

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

My favorite place to hang out is Trim Tab Brewery.



Spaghetti, duh.


Descendents, Regina Spektor, the Menzingers


Spirited Away


Favorite authors: JK Rowling and Neil Gaiman. Favorite books: A Thousand Splendid Suns and American Gods.

TV Show/Podcast:

TV Show: Game Of Thrones, Westworld, Parks and Rec. Podcasts/NPR shows: Wait, wait Don't Tell Me and This American Life