Q. What did enjoy most about your time as a ‘Beet Seed’?
A. I liked the ability to move up in levels. To me, it felt more personalized to each individual skater. If you’re a faster learner, great, and if it’s taking you a little bit, that’s totally fine too.
Q. Why did you join want to become a Beet City Bomber?
A I knew a couple skaters already on the team, and they raved about the comradery with BCB. When I moved back into town it just worked out. I liked the vibe, and the schedule of practice matched my availability.
Q. What keeps you coming back and investing in your team?
A. The love of derby.
Q. What is one thing people probably don’t know about you?
A. I refuse to order the same meal as someone else at the table when I go out to eat.
Q. Why/How did you choose your name and number?
A. I actually used to have a different name. When I moved to Lewiston for nursing school, and started skating with them, I was asked what my derby name was during some drills. I thought they said, “What is your dirty name?” And since then, I have been Dirty Dani. My number is my favorite drink, 7&7, #77.
Q. What is the biggest challenge you have overcame in derby?
A. The first roller derby practice I showed up to years ago, I had never skated at all. I had to learn from the very beginning.
Q. Favorite thing to do in derby?
I love big hits!
A. Personal goal for 2016 season?
Q. My forever goal is laps. Also, I would love to continue to become a more versatile skater.
A. What are some of your favorite (non-derby) things?
My pit-lab Zeke, Martin, metal music (especially live), and travel.