Naughty Maudie 3000 has served on the Board of Directors of three different roller derby leagues in Southern Oregon and has held every office. In 2011, she was appointed as SORG's WFTDA representative and guided the league through the apprenticeship process until SORG graduated from the program as full members in 2013. She continues to represent SO Derby as WFTDA's Skater Representative. She helped launch and coach SORG's Pear Blossoms and has coached and run countless practices for the adult league, while also skating as our most formidable blocker. After serving on the board for over five years, she left her presidential post to serve as SO Derby’s Head Coach. She is honored and humbled to be of service to SO Derby in her newly-elected position. SO Derby is equally honored to have Naughty lead and mentor us, as she always has, and we look forward to supporting her in the challenges to come.
Mr. Mort has played and coached team sports most of his life. He has been involved in roller derby since 2008 in one way or another, as his wife, Madame Morticia has been a player and is a founding member of the Southern Oregon Roller Girls. Mr. Mort's newest position as assistant coach will be challenging and fun. SO Derby is pleased to have him at our bench and alongside the track during our practices, offering constructive criticism, support and cheers!
Mountain Mel found roller derby as the answer to some of life's hurdles and challenges. In five year's time, she got married, had two children, became a tattoo artist, and... TURNED 30! She took life by the skate laces and embraced an empowering journey where she found a new tribe of like-minded women and men. She has served SO Derby as Team Captain and currently serves as the Alternate Team Captain and trainer for the Pear Blossoms junior league. Mountain Mel's desire to empower others to find their strengths and expand their horizons makes her a cherished asset to our league and training staff.
Madame Morticia, #85, first caught the derby bug while skating with the recreational league in town in 2008. She was a founding member of the Southern Oregon Roller Girls in 2009, serving on the BOD directors each year, along with many other committees over the course of the league's history. Currently she serves SO Derby as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors, the Captain of the women’s All Star team and a trainer for the Pear Blossoms junior league. She is excited to be a part of the exciting changes and additions to the SO Derby family.
Pretty Awkward has been a vital member of the original Southern Oregon Roller Girls league and continues to serve SO Derby in many ways. She has previously served as Team Captain and is currently a trainer for the women's All Star team. She volunteers her time, knowledge and experience on the track in an effort to help new and seasoned skaters increase their skills, endurance and understanding of the game. SO Derby is pleased to say that it's PRETTY AWESOME to have Pretty Awkward in our midst!
As SO Derby's Head Non-Skating Official, Klutz with Gutz is tasked with organizing, training and supervising the non-skating positions required for bouts and scrimmages, as well as compiling and reporting stats and reviews. She completes these tasks, among many others, with a superior level of precision and serves as the perfect example of how valuable SO Derby's off-skates volunteers are to the league. SO Derby is forever indebted to this league diva and appreciate her years of continued service to our organization.