To be a successful teammate you need to exhibit hard work on the derby track, both at practice and on game day. To hold successful sporting events for thousands of fans you need a creative mind, strong organization and even more HARD WORK. Pomba is known by her team and league as on of the hardest of workers in her roles skating with the Berkeley Resistance and as Events Co-Manager and for that, we recognize her awesomeness and dedication from November 2015.
Photo cropped to feature Pomba. Original photo credit: Mark Nockleby
Team: Berkeley Resistance
B.A.D. League Involvement: Events Co-Manager and Insurance Liaison. I also help coordinate inter-league games for Berkeley.
What’s the story behind your derby name?
Pomba is my last name. In my competitive softball days my teammates and high school classmates always called me Pomba, so it seemed to make the most sense.
How long have you been playing roller derby?
About 2 years.
How long have you been with B.A.D.? What brought you to B.A.D.?
I’ve been with BAD for two-ish years. I started out as a huge fan, one day the offered a “learn to skate” bootcamp and took the dive from fan to skater.
What’s your skate set-up?
Bont Hybrid Carbons, that used to be white but now too dirty to tell. Reactor Pro Plates. Rollerbones Turbos.
What is your favorite non-derby sport or cross-training activity?
I have a personal trainer who has been pretty life changing and I really enjoy working hard with. For fun, I play softball on Friday nights with some of my Berkeley teammates. We’re also in the process of creating a champion speed walking team with our league-mates.
Share your favorite derby memory/moment from 2015.
Berkeley Winning Champs.
Share one of your favorite motivational quotes with us.
“Can you smell what the rock is cookin’?!” -Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson