Wild Violet

What is your pre-derby skating or athletic background?
I roller skated a lot as a kid at the local roller rink and up and down my sidewalk. When I was about twelve I fell and broke my arm and stopped skating. I really regret stopping now, because when I decided to join the team I had zero skills. I was like Bambi on ice for the first week!

How did you choose your derby name?
Wild violets have always been my favorite flower and I liked the idea of something “untamed”. I have always loved the character Shy Violet from Rainbow Brite, and I thought, “What if she grew up, stopped being shy, and played roller derby?”. As an introvert it took a huge leap outside of my comfort zone for me to join derby. Plus, I often have purple hair.

What is your “day job”?
Homeschool Mom during the day, and I also work part time as a Children’s Library Technician.

What are some of your other hobbies?
I am an artist and I paint, draw, do printmaking and embroidery art. I am also a huge bookworm and an aspiring writer.

What is one of your guilty pleasures?
Reading in the bathtub.

Position Skating Official
Year of Birth 1982
Joined AFA June 2016
Number of Tattoos 0
Season 2019