Meaning behind your Name and #: Slam I Am is a spin on Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” character. It came to me one night when I was laying in bed and just seemed perfect. 410 is my number and it represents my height of 4 feet 10 inches. I chose that because no one believes someone my size can do roller derby.
How long have you been playing roller derby? About 8 years
What position do you take? While I typically jam or pivot, I’m just happy to be on the track and will play any position that my team needs me to.
What do you do for a living? Pre-K Teacher
Do you have kids or fur babies? Nope.
Why Roller Derby? When I first found out about roller derby I was in a transition phase of life. I just finished college and didn’t yet have a job. I wanted to make friends but being an introvert this wasn’t an easy task. After seeing my first derby game, my husband encouraged me to give it a try and I’m glad I did. I quickly fell in love with the sport and eventually learned how to be social with others.
Whats your favorite Junk food: It’s hard to pick just one thing but I love sweets. I’m not a runner but I do a yearly Chocolate 5K because at the end of the race I get chocolate pancakes (hehe). Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are my favorite sweet though. The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is amazing!
What do you like to do outside of derby? I love puzzles. I’ve done double sided puzzles, 3D puzzles, and photo mosaic puzzles. The harder the better. For a while now I’ve been working on a 24,000 piece puzzle.
Something we can expect to hear you say on bout day: “We can do it!”
What advice would you give to new skaters? Have fun and don’t give up. Sometimes it gets hard to improve your skills but when you do it feels really good.
We asked her teammate about Slam I Am and this is what they said: Slammie is one of the most motivated teammates there is, she’s the glue that keeps everything together. On top of all of that she’s a great coach always willing to go out of her way to help that light click on when you’re struggling with a skill, she’s never impatient and always knowledgeable