Hi, friends! My name isΒ Nerdy Little Secret and I skate with Tucson Roller Derby. Among my friends and league-mates, I’m known for bringing the encouragement and positivity, and I want to share that with other skaters across the Internet.

I started playing derby in February 2018, so I’m pretty new and I still have a lot to learn. I’m a proud member of #teamturtle, as I didn’t quite pass my skills test the first time around and I still have a BUNCH of things I need to work on!

My goal isn’t to talk skills or strategy– I’ll let more veteran skaters handle that– but instead to boost spirits and talk about morale, the emotional side of derby, and how to deal with mental illness and skating. (I have bipolar disorder with a touch of OCD and anxiety.) But if I find really good advice, tutorials, or other stuff from more-experienced folks that I’ve found helpful, I’ll gladly share it!

When I’m not on wheels, I work as a professional data nerd for a healthcare nonprofit. I play video games, make snarky cross-stitch samplers, and drink WAY too much Diet Coke. I’m married to an awesome geek guy and we’re parents to the World’s Most Amazing Toddler (in our unbiased opinion).