First Appearance
Talladega, AL
Personal Fitness Professional

About Tia...

Why did you start roller derby?
Was looking for an organized sports team to stay in shape, and roller derby was really the only sport that was all female. I knew of roller derby fromTV/films and always thought it'd be a great physical challenge to do it. I didn't know how to skate AT ALL when I started, but as I improved, it definitely became a healthy obsession, and the camaraderie that is formed so quickly when you join is like no other.
What was your favorite derby moment?
Getting the "Most Improved Skater" award my first year
What was your most embarrassing derby moment?
And afterpartty moment.....I'll leave it there.
My first bout was...
An intraleague bout at a double header. I played for maybe 1/8 of the time, but we won!
Tell us about your favorite skater or roller derby team
Bonita Apple Bomb - Gotham
What other sports keep you engaged?
Basketball, MMA
Tell us some of the charities that hold a place in your heart
Red Cross, Hands On Birmingham
Where can we find you in Birmingham when not on the track?
Life Time Fitness :-)
Care to share any other hobbies?
Training for race events, figure competitions, guitar
Tell us about the music, bands, artists or songs that get you going!
Satchmode, The Julie Ruin, Leon Bridges, Lykke Li, Jhene Aiko, Rihanna, Alabama Shakes, Tegan and Sara. Can listen to Heart's "Dreamboat Annie" album from start to finish on repeat
Favorite food or meal?
Tell us about any books, collections or authors you just can't put down
No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness
Putting this all together, what 3 fictional characters best desccribe you?
Wonder Woman, Xena, and She-Hulk