Alassin Sane joined the WFTDA board of directors as President in 2012 after serving on the Sanctioning Committee and as a Apprentice Program mentor, while heading Atlanta Rollergirls' WFTDA Committee. She now skates with Detroit Derby Girls.
Lass started her derby career in 2008, and has served as one of her league's WFTDA reps since 2008 as well. Coincidence? Nope. Lass was destined to do all things derby.
Lorna came to WFTDA as a skater representative for Rat City Rollergirls in 2007, and served in the Human Resources committee for a short period of time until she found her niche as the Bylaws Committee Chair and the Grievance Committee’s resident bylaws, policy, and procedure expert. Prior to her Vice Presidential election in 2011, Lorna served as the WFTDA Regulatory Officer and brings a solid background in operational management to the Board.
Lorna is a founding member of the Rat City Rollergirls where she has been a skater, a team captain and coach, Business Manager, and a board member. Though retired from skating, Lorna is committed to roller derby and continues to work full-time for the league as their Chief Operations Officer.
Before derby consumed nearly every spare moment of her life, Lorna was a writer, an artist, and a snowboard instructor. She was, is, and will always be a revolutionary.
Eduskating Rita joined the WFTDA Board of Directors as Secretary in May 2014 after being a WFTDA skater representative for seven years. Rita started skating with the Hammer City Roller Girls in 2007. After five seasons with HCRG, during which she served as one of the first WFTDA skater representatives for the league, she finally completed her PhD in Sociology (having written about roller derby, of course). A postdoctoral fellowship opportunity at the University of Southern California allowed Rita to spend two years living in Los Angeles and skating with the Angel City Derby Girls. Although sad to leave ACDG, Rita was excited to return to seasons and her first league, HCRG, in April 2014. Rita is consistently amazed and excited to be part of the Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary. organization that is the WFTDA.
Ms. D’fiant founded the Savannah Derby Devils in Savannah, GA in 2006. In a year, she transferred to Angel City Derby Girls and was their first WFTDA Representative upon acceptance to the organization in July 2007. Since joining the WFTDA, D’fiant has worked primarily in the Games pillar, first as Stats & Rankings Chair and then served as the WFTDA Games Officer from 2010 – 2013.
At Angel City, Ms. D’fiant serves as a member of league leadership on the Steering Committee. A staple of the “The Hollywood Scarlets” travel team since moving to LA, Ms. D’fiant retired from competitive play in 2012 before having her second child. She now runs the rec league and spends her scrimmage Sundays teaching her children how to skate in preparation for jr. derby.
Grace Killy continues her long-standing service to the WFTDA in her new position as Ex Officio, after serving two years as President. Previously, Killy served as a WFTDA skater representative for the Brewcity Bruisers, and held many different roles on the WFTDA Games Committee including: Chair of the Sanctioning Committee, Games Co-Chair (with T. Rex Ya Face), and most recently, Games Officer.
Killy has been a member of the Brewcity Bruisers since 2006, and has held various leadership positions in that organization for almost the entire time. On the track, Killy has always been on the Bruisers' travel team, and she also skates for the Bruisers' home team, the Shevil Knevils.
In her non-derby life, Killy is a former member of the Air National Guard, and is a perpetual student, currently working toward bachelor's degrees in history and graphic design. Killy is married to John, she is a fan of Pegacorns, and wields a widely-feared super power: the Stink Eye.
Siouxsicide Bomb has previously served as interim Vice President. Before taking on the BoD, Siouxsi was the WFTDA HR Manager and helped get the Apprentice Program off the ground. Siouxsi has been a skater/retired skater with a WFTDA league since 2007 and has had many different roles in the home league level, from Human Resources chair to Vice President. She feels that this organization is a huge force to be reckoned with and if every participant league feels empowered through a clear understanding of our mission and policies AND a voice of their own that can be heard, then there's no stopping the WFTDA.
Siouxsi likes black eyeliner, tasteless jokes and boys with ink.
Loco Chanel is the Treasurer and Games Oversight of the WFTDA. As Treasurer, she creates and manages the budget of the association and gets to call herself by her third derby name, Ca$hBox. As Games Oversight, she works with fellow BoDmate Grace Killy to support projects that touch on the competitive development, and really, all on-the-track stuff and things related to the sport we love. Now in her fifth year involved with the WFTDA, Loco has worked on projects within the Membership, Tournaments, Marketing Committees and Insurance Committees, and is thrilled to get more involved in Games.
Loco skates with Seattle's Rat City Rollergirls after three years skating with the Windy City Rollers, Chicago's original women's flat track derby league. Loco skated with WCR's Hell's Belles and Second Wind, and is delighted to skate with the Pacific Northwest's red-and-black evil team, Grave Danger. Sometimes (ok daily), she can't get over how lucky she is to skate with such great leagues and wonderful people.
In her off-skates life, Loco earns her new-skates money as a workforce strategist. She has a BA in Economics and an MBA in Finance. She also enjoys photo booths, steak, coffee, and bacon, and swears that she will get handstand pushups some day.
Crackerjack was an original member of the WFTDA Board of Directors, and served as President from 2007 to 2012. Crackerjack founded the Mad Rollin’ Dolls in Madison, Wisconsin in 2004, and was the league’s General Manager, coach, and the captain of the all-star travel team Dairyland Dolls until 2008. She now skates with the Texas Rollergirls as a Texecutioner and a Hotrod Honey and serves as the league’s Deputy of Fun.
Crackerjack likes pie, novelty porn, and solid hits.
Hydra is the Past President on the Board of Directors, having served as the first President of the WFTDA from 2006 to 2007. Hydra was an original contributor to the United Leagues Coalition (ULC)--the predecessor to the WFTDA--and has been involved with interleague relations since early 2004. Her responsibilities on the Board of Directors include providing historical knowledge, giving general feedback, and talking about the "good ol' days" when anyone will listen, and even when they won't.
Hydra is a member of the Austin Texas Rollergirls, Inc. She skated with the Hotrod Honeys from 2003 until her retirement in 2006. Hydra also held a role as the first team captain of the all-star Texecutioners, leading the team to victory at WFTDA's first national tournament, the 2006 Dust Devil in Tucson, AZ. She skated primarily as a pivot and retired because of a knee injury. Hydra returned to skating and roller derby in early 2009, joining the Texas Rollergirls Rec-n-Roller Derby. She enjoys the fun and fitness of the recreational league, which is at just the right pace for her old, beat-up body. Hydra was the Interleague Relations Committee chair for the Texas Rollergirls for several years, and remains a member of the committee to this day.
"Hail HYDRA! Immortal HYDRA! We shall never be destroyed! Cut off one limb and two more shall take its place! We serve the Supreme Hydra, as the world shall soon serve us!"
- 1965, Marvel Comics, Strange Tales, "Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D."
Miss Jane RedRum helped Fort Wayne Derby Girls (Fort Wayne, Ind.) get off the ground in October 2005 and has been an active member ever since. Now in its 4th season, the league has two traveling teams, the SWAT Team and the WFTDA Sanctioned Bomb Squad, and has successfully hosted two 16-team tournaments. Miss Jane wears many hats for her home league, including Director of Regulations, graphics chair, public relations chair, interleague coordinator, Bust A Move fundraising chair, website chair, and training committee member. She is also skater on its all-star team. Miss Jane serves as the secretary for the Board of Directors for WFTDA, and is a regular contributor to fiveonfive magazine, the official magazine of the WFTDA. In “real” life, she is the executive editor for a publishing company and a part-time English Professor.
Since early 2008, The Ruffian has served as Vice President for the WFTDA. She has also served as Chair of the Records Committee, been a contributing member of the Bylaws Committee, and previously served as oversight to both the Games and Information and Technology areas. Her responsibilities include being the right-hand woman to the President, shaking sticks, answering emails, and putting out fires.
The Ruffian was a founding member of the Dominion Derby Girls, where she was involved in just about every facet of the league’s development and operations, including serving as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of Interleague Relations since the league’s inception. She was also instrumental in the acceptance of the Dominion Derby Girls into the WFTDA.
The Ruffian transferred to the Atlanta Rollergirls in 2011, where she was drafted to the Apocalypstix and is the Captain of the Rumble Bs. She also serves as the Interleague Committee Assistant.
Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.