Board of Directors
WFTDA is Overseen by a Volunteer Board of Directors elected annually by WFTDA Member Leagues.
Master Blaster (Bear City Roller Derby)
Master Blaster began roller derby as a fan of the sport and, upon moving to Europe in 2008, quickly became a passionate and active about its global development. Starting with the first European Roller Derby Organizational Conference (EROC) in 2009 to the present, she has been diligently promoting and pushing the education, training, and global structures of the sport. With the WFTDA and its values at the center of her efforts, Master Blaster is excited to step into the role of Interim President as the WFTDA enters its second generation.
Deadeye (Bay Area Derby)
Deadeye joined the WFTDA BoD after a decade of derby including skating for Ohio Roller Derby, officiating 250+ WFTDA sanctioned games, and powering WFTDA Tech for the previous nine years. They have served as a skater representative for three leagues (Ohio Roller Derby, Silicon Valley Rollegirls, and Bay Area Derby).
Some of their favorite highlights from their officiating include being awarded the first WFTDA NSO Level 5 Certification and working as the Tournament Head NSO for 2012 WFTDA Championship to close out the era of minor penalties.
Kim H. Fandango (Derby City Rollergirls)
Kim H Fandango (also known as Kimmy) was one of the founding members of her league, the Derby City Rollergirls of Louisville, KY in the United States. She began skating in 2006 and held several roles within her leagues leadership. After 13 years of competition (and one name change), she retired from active skating, and is enjoying retirement as her league’s coach. She began volunteering for the WFTDA in 2009 with the newly founded Apprentice Program which she eventually chaired until becoming the Membership Officer in late 2015. She was elected to the Board of Directors in late 2018.
Professionally, Kimmy works in reproductive health, and volunteers her time organizing and advocating for health equity in marginalized groups in her community. In her spare time she loves to travel, cuddle her geriatric cats, and putter around second-hand stores.
Lois Slain (DC Rollergirls)
Kali Schumitz “Lois Slain” was one of the first WFTDA representatives for the DC Rollergirls when the league joined the WFTDA in 2008 and has been involved ever since. She previously served as the WFTDA Marketing Officer and Public Relations Committee chair.
After skating eight seasons with DCRG, Lois retired from active skating but remains a passionate fan of the sport, and you will still find her with skates on her feet now and then. At DCRG, she held numerous leadership roles including two terms on the Board of Directors and two seasons as a travel team co-captain.
A former journalist, Lois now directs communications and advocacy work for a nonprofit working to advance racial and economic justice through state fiscal policy.
Aphrobitey (Burning River Roller Derby)
General Board Member
Aphrobitey has called Cleveland, OH’s Burning River Roller Derby home since 2010, save for a brief stint at Charm City Roller Derby of Baltimore, MD, and three seasons with Asheville, NC’s Blue Ridge Roller Derby. In that time, she’s served in both team and league leadership, and had the chance to introduce the greater derby community to her town while serving as the Tournament Host Liaison when Burning River hosted the 2015 WFTDA Division 2 Playoffs.
Bitey’s involvement with the WFTDA began in 2013, when she became a WFTDA representative for Blue Ridge Roller Derby. She was elected to the Rules Theory Panel in 2014, on which she served until being elected to the Board of Directors in 2019. She’s also served the WFTDA as a social media volunteer, announcer, and Games Tournament Oversight.
Aphrobitey works in Athletic Administration. In her spare time, you can find her working on her house and crushing puzzles with her cats.
F-Bomb (Rose City Rollers)
General Board Member
F-Bomb has been volunteering for WFTDA as a skater representative since 2008, including the Tournament Committee (now called Competitive Play), as Vetted Volunteer Manager, and five years on the Grievance Committee.
She volunteered as Board Vice President of the Rose City Rollers for seven years, prior to being elected to the WFTDA Board in 2016. Her work life is centered around social work, youth services, and veterinary medicine, and she currently works in disability benefits.
F-Bomb spends most of her spare time getting dirty in her large garden, having old lady movie dates with other retired derby folx, hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and hanging out with her spouse and 6-year old daughter.
Gloom (Windy City Rollers)
General Board Member
Sara “Gloom” Kaiser entered the world of roller derby in 2011 as an original member of the MRDA’s Chicago Bruise Brothers, and joined the Windy City Rollers as a skating official just two months later. After coming out as a transgender woman in 2014, she joined the WFTDA as a skater, playing with both WCR and the Fort Wayne Derby Girls, before returning to WCR as an official in 2019. Along the way, she served five terms on different leagues’ Boards of Directors, announced at several tournaments, contributed regularly to Derby Central, and was a founding member of the WFTDA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which she chaired until 2019.
Gloom makes her living as a software engineer. In her spare time, she’s a writer, a musician, and a meme enthusiast. She is a tireless advocate for her transgender siblings, and wears a size 14 skate.
Lianne Parry/Legs (Auld Reekie Roller Derby)
General Board Member
Lianne “Legs” Parry is an original member of Auld Reekie in Edinburgh, Scotland and has played on their All Star team for 11 years to date including 4 seasons as Captain. An active WFTDA Rep since 2011, Legs also held a seat on the Games Review Panel Board for 3 years and served as Membership Outreach Co-Chair.
Active in the development of UK & European Roller Derby, Legs has been involved in the formation of UKRDA, Roller Derby Nations Committee and The Big Blether – an annual Scottish derby conference. Legs has carried out many roles at Auld Reekie; including Director, Head of Training and Games committees and has skated in three Roller Derby World Cups for Scotland.
Professionally, Legs currently works in sports heritage for a Scottish Premier League Football Club. In her spare time, she loves eating good food with pals, working out and making to do lists.
Victoria Gonzalez/Tacocat (Amsterdam Roller Derby)
General BOD Member
Victoria Gonzalez was drawn to roller derby in 2010 after years of playing team sports and rediscovering a love of roller skating. She began with the Garden State Rollergirls in Newark, New Jersey, and has also skated with the Ithaca League of Women Rollers in Ithaca, NY, and with Amsterdam Roller Derby in the Netherlands. During this time she’s coached juniors and new skater sessions, held league leadership positions, navigated diversity initiatives, and works with WFTDA Broadcast.
Professionally, Tacocat has experience in broadcast and digital media, event production, and marketing. She’s a proud Latina and dedicated to boosting the visibility of POC in various areas, and is currently pursuing a career in the cultural sector.
Tacocat loves the outdoors, dogs, and blogs about travel and museums. As for the name? It’s a palindrome!
Past Board Members
- Dire Wolff (GO-GO Gent Roller Derby) – General BOD Member
- Furrrocious (Amsterdam Roller Derby) – Interim Secretary
- Teenie Meanie (Sacred City Derby Girls) – Treasurer
- Ms. D’fiant (Angel City Derby Girls) – Treasurer
- Amy Spears (Ohio Roller Derby) – Vice President
- Alassin Sane (Detroit Derby Girls) – President
- Eduskating Rita (NEO Roller Derby) – Secretary
- Grace Killy (Brewcity Bruisers) – President, Ex Officio
- Lorna Boom (Rat City Rollergirls) – Vice President
- Siouxsicide Bomb (Rocky Mountain Rollergirls) – Secretary
- Loco Chanel (Rat City Rollergirls) – Treasurer
- Crackerjack (Mad Rollin’ Dolls, Texas Rollergirls) – President 2007 – 2012, Past President 2012
- Hydra (Texas Rollergirls) – President 2006-2007, Past President 2007-2009
- Miss Jane RedRum (Fort Wayne Derby Girls) – Secretary 2010
- The Ruffian (Dominion Derby Girls, Atlanta Rollergirls) – Vice President, Past Vice President
- Mercy Less (Charm City Roller Girls) – Founding Member, Treasurer
- Ivanna S. Pankin (Arizona Roller Derby, SoCal Derby) – Founding Member