This BAD Volunteer of the Month may be given recognition from the league back in May 2015, but he continues to give many hours of his time and energy to BAD each month.
“SEXXXXXXXY BEAAAAAAAST” can be heard echoing across the track when the lovable, 6’4” Sexy Beast enters the room. From announcing, to reffing to producing some of the best boutfits this side of the Rockies, he’s an overall awesome person. Beast also helps keep our practice space up and running, from implementing a zero waste program to the ever glamorous light bulb changing. He’s got a heart of Gold and has been a great help with our Skater Tots program – teaching local kids the love of skating.
Photo credit: Michael Dunn Photography
Name: Sexy Beast
If you have a derby name what is it & what’s the story behind it?
Sexy Beast. It’s from my favorite movie of the same title, a classic English crime film starring Ray Winstone and Ben Kingsley. As something of an unorthodox participant in derby way back when I started (2007) I wanted the name to amuse, entertain as well as to challenge conventional taboos about what was ‘sexy’.
How long have you been with B.A.D.? What brought you to B.A.D.?
I was connected with the then Head Ref for B.A.D. by a mutual acquaintance. My first bout was 2007 B.A.D. Champs (Richmond vs.ShEvil at the San Jose Civic). I was a scorekeeper for Dirty D! I knew immediately that this was something I had to be involved with.
It has been an amazing 8 seasons with no need nor intention of stopping!
What do you love about roller derby?
The Community: skaters, officials, volunteers and fans united in their love and appreciation of the sport and those who participate in it. The global reach of our community is evident daily and growing stronger every season.
Share your favorite derby memory/moment from 2015.
Easily my favorite derby moment of 2015 was getting to announce the Championship Game between Berkeley and Oakland. It was a compelling rematch between the gritty Oakland Outlaws and the upstart Berkeley Resistance, a “no holds barred, adrenaline fueled thrill ride” of a contest culminating in a heart-stopping finish. It was super exciting to see our league put on an event of that caliber and it was a treat to see the Berkeley Resistance achieve their first B.A.D. Championship.
Share one of your favorite motivational quotes with us.
My Father’s favorite analysis of a job well done was always:
“Sufficient unto the Day is the Evil Thereof.”
And my other most favorite quote, reflective of most of the fun I had as a younger man is from Earl Warren who said:
“Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile, I caught hell for.”