Teflon Donna - #85
Riedell Skate Setup:
- Boots: Custom Solaris
- Plates: PowerDyne Arius Platinum
- Cushions: PowerDyne Arius Split Butterfly Cushions - Royal Blue (89A)
- Bearings: KwiK Ceramic
- Riedell R-Fit Insoles
- Wheels: Radar Presto 59mm Highlighter Red/Orange (93A)
- Gear Bag: Riedell Travel Bag
Years Playing Derby: 10 years
Current Team(s) Skating For:
- Philly Roller Derby Liberty Bells - Philadelphia, PA
- Pennsylvania All-Stars
- Team USA
Position: Blocker and Jammer
Why I Skate Riedell:
Riedell is the best, it’s that simple! From the product line, to the material used, to hand-crafted boots right here in the USA – it all matters because that’s how I ended up with a skate that fits correctly, performs the way I want it to and ends up feeling like it’s an extension of me. Not to mention that I have always felt that the Riedell staff genuinely care about me and the derby community.
How I Got into Roller Derby:
A buddy of mine was at a bar where the Carolina Rollergirls were promoting and recruiting. He met a young lady he was interested in and convinced me and another girl to join the league so that he could get to know her. In true fairytale fashion he married the girl and I fell in love with roller derby!
The first thing I do on game day is put my uniform on, regardless of what time the game begins. It’s part of my transformation into Teflon Donna. It serves as a reminder that each action I make throughout the day has the specific purpose of preparing me mentally and physically for competition.
Favorite Thing(s) To Do Outside of Derby:
I love to travel! Not necessarily mutually exclusive from roller derby, but that can make it extra special. I can’t get enough of the time I spend with family. I also, use to play a lot of card games growing up and I have recently rekindled my love of pinochle and spades!