Most Valuable Member - September

Violet Tendencies #11 is an Attack! skater and Chair of Events, PR and Sponsorship with Grand Raggidy. That is just the tip of the iceberg, however! She recently stepped up as Basic Training coach, working with new skaters on their physical skills and derby knowledge. Violet also regularly takes up the helm of organizing events like the upcoming New Salem Witches Woods. She is never shy to take on what needs to be done, even representing Grand Raggidy at the International WFTDA conference this past summer.

But what about skating? What drives her is the challenges of adversity. “I’m very competitive. If I can’t do something, that motivates me to do it more.” She also lives these values with her family - a husband and two sons, aged 6 and 8 - describing the motto of their home as Never say “can’t”; say “I will.” Her pump-up song is “Confident” by Demi Lovato.

She’s hard to miss in her purple fishnets and sequined shorts, wearing that “I will” grimace of determination on the track. But don’t let that fool you! Violet is a complex character - a self-described nerd - and her favorite thing to do is make spreadsheets in Excel. “I don’t know why,” she laughs. You can also find her craft table at many of our fundraising events.

Violet, from your friends at Grand Raggidy, we’re happy to have you. Whether you’re working the merch booth, maintaining attendance polls, holding a jammer at the front of the pack, or bringing your positive attitude to practice, you’re a valuable member of the league. Thank you!