Skating Since: July 2011

How’d you pick your name? I love the name Betty, b/c it reminds me of pin-up girls. So I searched for famous Betties. Betty Ford came up so I played with the name. I’m very cynical, so I substituted it for clinic. Two days after I came up with the name, Betty Ford died. I think it was a sign that she wanted me to have the name!

Hometown: Groton, CT

Position(s): Blocker! Jamming scares me!

First Bout: None so far, but I’m excited for when the time comes!

Real job: Mom of three, wife of one and full-time student

You wouldn’t know I……? am a Yankee, I was in the Naval reserves and I coached cheerleading for 7 years.

Skate Brand: Riedell

Wheels/Bearings: Atom Jukes 88s and Bones Super Reds

Gear you can’t live without?: My knee pads! I like to fall purposely!

Why did you join CQS? I saw a bout and fell in love with it. I wanted to be bad-a$$!

What do you like most about Derby? The feeling of accomplishment it gives me and the confidence that brings. I also love that I have a whole new family of amazing woman behind me every step of the way!

What’s your favorite derby memory? Passing assessments! When Truck called my name, I leapt into the air from a kneeling position and I don’t think my feet touched the ground for about 30 seconds!

What’s your derby mantra? It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop!

What’s your greatest derby accomplishment? All of it. Every day I skate is a day I get better at it!

What is your favorite move? 180 knee turn. It’s a lot of fun!

Likes: My family, music, taking pictures, ice cream, Italian food, Carolina Football, sleeping, skating, cheerleading

Dislikes: not sleeping, snow, rudeness, drama

Severe Injuries: None so far! I’ve had a TON of bruises though!

Favorite teammate to work with is…..? All of them are awesome! But I really love my derby wife Bellatrixter because we work very well together and Chuck Town Bruiser because she is an awesome teacher and an amazing player!