Port City Roller Derby would like to give individual shout-outs to our members who have made this league what it is.  Each member has answered a few questions about themselves for you to get to know them better.

Next up in our series is one of our newer skaters, Shelby Sinister!

I know we used this photo for Professor Plutonium already, but darn it, it's just such a good photo of the two of them!

I know we used this photo for Professor Plutonium already, but darn it, it’s just such a good photo of the two of them!

Skater name and number: Shelby Sinister #65
Why? Shelby 65 is from the 1965 Shelby Mustang, I have a little thing for cars. Plus, it was my mom’s favorite girl’s name. Sinister just gave it the derby edge.

Derby Wife: Arthena

Real Name: Samantha

Age: 35

Sign: leo

Hometown: Cicero

(Not so) Boring Real Life Job: Chemical Dependency Counselor

Fun PCRD jobs/responsibilities: I help out where I can. (and our newest Merchandise Chair for the 2014 season!)

When did I join PCRD and why? Joined in February 2013. I have always love roller skating and wanted to try roller derby.

Real life info: I have rescue dogs. I also train for triathlons.

Favorite derby memory: I loved seeing Arthena get MVP at her first scrimmage.

Likes: Port City Roller Derby Juniors, muscle cars, cupcakes, dancing in the rain, positivity, grandma kisses, 90’s grunge music, random acts of kindness, heavy metal, horror movies and going beyond your comfort zone.

Dislikes: Bullies, ignorance and negativity.

Fun Fact: I am a quad athlete

Advice for new skaters/ members: You are your own competition. Do not compare your journey to others.
Favorite Quote: Life is not waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain.

 And finally, here are some kind words that some of Von’s teammates have about her:

“Sam has improved so much; she is always trying, always positive, and always has a smile on her face.” – Meeshchievious Maiden #444

“From the moment Shelby Sinister joined, she brought a surge of positivity and while she’s still one of our newest skaters, as a person she is an inspiration.” – Professor Plutonium #3.14

Shelby Sinister (right) and Meeshchievious Maiden clowning around at the H. Lee White Marine Museum last year

Shelby Sinister (right) and Meeshchievious Maiden clowning around at the H. Lee White Marine Museum last year