Marley Laveau #67
How long have you been skating? Off and on most of my life, but it had been a long time before I joined CCRD about a year ago.
Tell us about your derby name and number. Marley Laveau is a reference to Marie Laveau, the voodoo queen of New Orleans.
What is your favorite thing about roller derby? The people I skate with, I wouldn’t trade any of them,. We are all different sizes, different backgrounds etc, but we all come together on the track to become one. Also everyone has everyone’s back on and off the track.
How many hours have you spent in a tattoo chair? Only about 6 - I have three tattoos
How many pets do you have? What kind? I have 2 pets. 1 - mixed breed rescue named Remo, best dog in the world. I get a lot of questions of what breed he is due to his markings so maybe one day I’ll do a DNA test. 2 - Calico Cat named Callie but she thinks her name is kitty.
Have you had any derby injuries? Not really, knock on wood - just some bumps, bruises and a lot of sore muscles.
What is your favorite derby attire? Crazy Socks other then that nothing out of the ordinary.
What do you do for a living? Healthcare administration.
What do you like to do outside of roller derby? Read, watch documentaries, cooking or studying/researching anything with history.
Tell us something about yourself we don't know. I am a grandma I have 3 grand kids! 2 boys and a girl and they call me YaYa.
What motto do you live by? Always keep your mind open, something might just slip in.
What is your least favorite roller derby drill? Anything with knee taps.
What is your favorite roller derby drill? Rat Race - not really a drill but everyone can be involved no matter how fast you skate or backward blocking drills.
Do you have a derby wife? Not at this time, but always keeping my options open.
What are your roller derby goals this year? To have the endurance to be able to jam.
How did you get involved in roller derby? I work with Monica LaWhiskey - she was talking about so I went to a date the crush and fell in love.
Who is your roller derby role model? Scarlet Bandit - she is just amazing to watch, she is always there to help me with anything.
What is your favorite position to play? Right now I am a blocker, but one day hope to be able to jam, but dang that is the hardest.