This month we celebrate and honor Berkeley's Joss-hole as B.A.D. Girl of the Month! Joss skates for the Resistance in her spare time, by which we mean the time she's not spending totally co-owning our Events committee, which makes our bouts happen, and, you know, her day job.

Joss is a great asset to the B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls, not just because of the committee work she does, but because of her great smile and wonderful sense of humor. She is tremendously hard-working, seems to be involved in everything, and totally in charge of whatever she does. Described as someone who is “feared on the track and a boss off the track,” her league mates also say she is “a reliable and dependable teammate, who knows how to balance hard work and dedication with laughs and fun,” “a go- getter who quietly, but effectively gets [stuff] done,” and “the prettiest Little Mermaid with her red hair.”

Congratulations, Joss, for being recognized as the B.A.D.-dest Girl this month!
Photo By: Mark Nockleby

What’s the one on your birth certificate?

Jocie Bartlett

How did you get your derby name?

The infamous BuzzKillR anointed me long ago when we were just wee Reckless lasses

What do you do for non-derby work?

Various types of event management/coordination and administrative boring-ness.

How did you become involved with our league? How long have you been with us?

Reckless Rollers long long ago when it was more of a Ya- Ya Sisterhood of the traveling safety meetings about 3 years ago.

Do you have a favorite derby moment or one thing you are most proud of?

Being drafted onto my team during an incredibly difficult time in my life. Viva!

If you had one super power what would it be? Would you use it for good or evil?

To steal others’ super powers, and most certainly with malintent.

Where would you love to live, if not in the Bay Area?

In the countryside of the Bay Area, somewhere where the culture is still awesome, derby is close, I can afford a mortgage, and horses.

Who’s your derby crush?

Gus, my spirit animal.

What’s your personal goal for 2015 (derby or otherwise)?

To not get injured. To play my hardest, and best. Ever. Oh, and to help my team crush it, and make it to Champers.

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