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Name:Heather

Occupation:Sales and Accounting at an IT Firm

First Appearance:June 2010

Hometown:Born in Orlando, live in Birmingham

Derby Spouse:Derby Fiance is Road Rach

About Claw:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

First saw the team in a parade, took me years to join, but one year around my birthday I did. Never looked back!

What is your best roller derby memory?

Really so many! Carpool sing-a-longs, favorite places to eat as we travel to away bouts, traditions we have made, making new friends, all the tournaments (but especially World Cup!) and getting to be more involved with my community here at home! But probably what I am most proud of currently is getting to play derby in France this past November! It was a real honor to play with such talented ladies (most of whom play for their country's all-star league).

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Also, really so many! Probably one of the most embarrassing is in my first international game ever. Let's just say a girl from Norway (that I thought I was about to lay out) put me on back. It's not really that bad, but it was on live feed for the world to see and can still be found on youtube, with announcer commentary. Can't help but laugh when I see it!

What was your first bout like?

Was against Dixie Derby Girls. One of my favorite (humbling) photo comes from that game: My first home game however was amazing! I was jamming and brought our team up in a 20+ point jam at the end of the game. I always joked that I peaked then.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Who has time for other hobbies? just kidding... kind of. I like to travel, cook/ eat, volunteer in any spare time.

Who are some of your personal Heroes

There are a lot of strong role models currently and in history I admire (and could list!), but I am continually impressed by the everyday heroes I see in this community. And I am so lucky to call some of them my family, friends, and teammates! It is a very rare thing for any one person to achieve greatness on their own.

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

I was once called the Leslie Knope of Roller Derby, took that as quite the compliment.

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

I have been proud to work with a number local charities, especially in my years with TCR's and our Sally Slaughter Charity Partner. Very excited to see what this next year brings!

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

Tragic City Rollers has had some many great sponsors throughout the years! Take a look at our website, in my free time you will probably catch me at anyone of them.

Favorites:

Food:

So many, but if I had to choose... Tacos!

Music/band:

If you talking like pre-bout music... Girl Talk- All Day

Artist:

Miriam N. Omura. Former derby girl (Indigo Ego), turned recruitment coach is a very talented local artist! Check out her work at: http://miriamomura.com/.

Movie/Play:

Musicals. Too many to list, but Defying Gravity is a pre-bout ritual and I think Hamilton is brilliant!

Books/Authors:

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn- Betty Smith, The Nightingale- Kristin Hannah, Glass Castle- Jeannette Walls, All the Light We Cannot See- Anthony Doerr, Mischling- Affinity Konar, Lilac Girls- Martha Hall Kelly, Driving in Cars with Dead People- Monica Holloway, I could go on...

TV Show/Podcast:

Obviously, Law & Order (specifically SVU).