Halley Lose Ya
Occupation:Physical therapist assistant
First Appearance:8 Years Ago
How did you get into Roller Derby?
I was on a plane coming home from Ireland after being out of the country for a year. The movie Whip It was playing and I realized I needed a new hobby. I practically lived at the skating rink as a child, so this was the perfect choice. I began commuting an hour to Birmingham for practice, then eventually moved to the big city.
What is your best roller derby memory?
Carpools to away bouts, which usually involves blasting show tunes
What was your first bout like?
I was shocked to find out I was rostered for a bout just a couple of months after I joined the team. I was super intimidated and scared, but everyone was so supportive. I didn't do anything fantastic, but I didn't die. I considered that a win.
What are some of your other hobbies?
Playing guitar and piano, cuddling with my awesome cats (Ellie and Dillon), working with youth through Central Alabama Chrysalis, napping
Who are some of your personal Heroes
My grandmother, Rich Mullins, Mother Teresa
What 3 fictional characters best describe you?
Matilda, Buddy the Elf, and Adrian Monk
What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?
Urban Ministries, Alabama Kidney Foundation, Firehouse Shelter
Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?
Trinity United Methodist Church, Steel City Pops, movie theater
Sushi, caramel ice-cream, cheddar and sour cream chips
Needtobreathe, Ed Sheeran, All Sons & Daughters, Andrew Peterson, Phil Wickham
Movies: The Fault in Our Stars, Ghost, The Perks of Being a Wallflower Plays: Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked, Book of Mormon
Books: Harry Potter series, The Irresistible Revolution, Velvet Elvis Authors: John Green, Rob Bell, Donald Miller
Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Sherlock, Top Chef Jr.