WFTDA Member League Representatives work in committees that are organized into the six Pillars of the organization: Games, Membership, Marketing, Regulatory, Technology, and Officiating. Each pillar is overseen by an Officer, appointed by the Board of Directors.
iSmac (Springfield Roller Derby)
iSmac (more commonly known as Smac) started her derby journey in 2010 with the Big Easy Rollergirls. After a small break and a stop along the way in a small league in Branson, Missouri, she joined Springfield Roller Derby in 2014. That is when she started her volunteer trek within the WFTDA as well. Smac has held many positions within the Marketing Pillar, such as Graphic Designer and Creative Chair, as well as working on-site for Marketing during post-season tournaments.
Although now a retired skater, Smac is still active in her league where she serves as the Advertising/Media Committee Head. She has also served as New Recruit & League Coach in the past as well.
Currently, Smac is a freelancer in Graphic & Web Design as well as Marketing Services. In her free time, she loves to cuddle with her dogs, enjoy a cold craft brew, coffee enthusiast and enjoys cooking for everyone around her (especially some Cajun food). She is also a retired Color Guard Instructor and a sucker for a marching band.
Parker Poison (Connecticut Roller Derby)
Parker started roller derby in 2007 with Connecticut Roller Derby (CTRD) and, besides a quick stint with Suburbia Roller Derby, continues to call CTRD home.
She started volunteering with the WFTDA in April 2007 by joining the Grievance Committee and continued to work up in that area to become Grievance Chair. The years have begun to blur together, but she became Regulatory Officer somewhere around 2009/2010.
Outside of derby Parker is a Marketing Manager for an audiobook company and fills her spare time powerlifting, drinking coffee, and building beer can pyramids with her teammates.
Umpire Strikes Back (Rat City Roller Derby)
Umpire Strikes Back made the jump from Minnesota Roller Derby season ticket holder to start officiating in the summer of 2008. A year later he became a league officials’ representative to the WFTDA, and then began his service with the global organization a year after that . He has worked with the Officials Committee, Officiating Education, Games, Rules, and now leads the Technology Pillar (all while officiating more games and tournaments than he has kept track of).
Now living in Tacoma, Washington (USA) and working with Rat City Roller Derby, Ump also collects other cliché hobbies like woodworking, brewing, and cooking. He continues to work in technology, currently for an exceptionally large health and wellness company, as he has for what seems like a very long time.
Strong Female Character (Gotham Girls Roller Derby)
Strong Female Character (usually referred to as “Coffee”) started roller derby in 2012 as fresh meat with Pioneer Valley Roller Derby. She started NSOing as a fresh meat skater and fell in love with officiating. When she moved to Chicago later that year, she started officiating for The Chicago Outfit full time. Since then, she’s also been an official with Bay Area Derby and Gotham Girls Roller Derby. Coffee officiates both on-skates and off, which has led her to meet fantastic people across the globe (and which has made so many moves across the US easier).
Coffee started volunteer work with the WFTDA in 2015, when she helped develop and chair the Officials Evaluator program. She’s been a member of Officiating Certification Oversight since 2016, and chair of the program since the end of the 2017 season.
Outside of derby, Coffee works in Jewish education. She has a love for Yiddish theatre, knitting, and pinball. She can most often be found hanging out with her cat, Gritty Kitty, who was found as a kitten at ECDX 2019.