What is your pre-derby skating or athletic background?
I have never played a team sport actually. I did modern dance and ballet growing up. I’ve continued to dabble in dance as an adult.
How did you choose your derby name?
My last name is Batsford so many friends call me Bat. Bat Outta Hell was my wife’s idea. It gives me something to work towards, I want to be able to skate like a bat out of hell!
How has roller derby changed your life?
I have gained so much confidence skating. It was something totally challenging to me and taking on that challenge has given me such a sense of confidence and pride in what my body can do. I also love and appreciate the community that derby has brought me to.
What lesson(s) have you learned through roller derby?
To stay humble. To take feedback constructively. To be a team player.
What is something non-derby related on your bucket list?
Hiking in the Grand Canyon.