Disaster Bates #407
"Don't check in at this motel."
Hometown: Carbondale, IL
Derby Position: aspiring blocker/pivot
How did you get into derby?
Going back to school later in life took all of my focus and energy for years. I needed to get back to doing things for fun, with people who inspire and motivate me. I heard about this derby league, and it was exactly what I was looking for.
Why the Outfit?
Self-determination was something I embraced at an early age, having grown up in the punk/DIY scene. The world doesn’t always have what you want, so you have to create it yourself. I appreciate that about the Outfit. I also wore nothing but black for years - so it is an easy aesthetic to embrace.
Say you had a power animal…what personifies you?
A squirrel or other woodland creature - I like to be prepared but mostly I like to climb trees.