Live to Dance Voting 2018

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You can help The Arc Jackson County raise money to improve the quality of life for people who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities by voting for your favorite dancing couples and/or teams. The voting will continue until the evening of the event, Saturday, March 10th, 2018. The Arc Stars, along with their dance partners, will be competing for various awards including the People's Choice Award for the most money raised via web-based voting and voting the evening of the event.

In addition, since 2014, there has been a lively voting competition between the Medford Police Department, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, and the District Attorney's Office for the Civil Servants Braggin' Rights Roving Trophy Award. We are excited to announce this year the Ashland Police Department is in the mix. After four years of participating, the District Attonery's Office won the trophy to claim the bragging rights for 2017! The trophy has resided at District Attorney's Office for the past year. The 2018 civil servants include: Deputy DA Johan Pietila and Deputy DA Patrick Green from the District Attorney's Office; Corporal Joshua Schilder, Officer Ericka Doran and Crime Analyst Divya Fisher from the Medford Police Department; Sergeant Melissa Di Costanzo, Criminal Records Clerk Tonjie Ophus and Melissa Allen, Administration Division, from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office; and Lieutenant Hector Meletich Ashland Police Department.

Vote now with a $5 donation for EACH VOTE. For EVERY VOTE you cast, you will receive a GIFT CARD from The Human Bean for a 12 oz. drink of your choosing (your card(s) will be sent by US Mail)! Vote for as many dancers as you like, and vote as many times as you like. The more money raised from the voting, the more services The Arc Jackson County will be able to provide for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.Thank you!

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The Aust Family

Lyrical

Dance Instructor:  The Aust Family

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The Aust Family

We’re the Aust Family.  Mike (dad) high functioning adult with Asperger’s/ Parkinson’s disease; Deb (mom); Rebecca age 15, high Asperger’s/ADHD; Chris age 14 Spectrum Autism; Emma age 11; Matthew age 8 Spectrum Autism.  God has blessed our family greatly and even with the many challenges we face, we are truly blessed!  Our family has always loved to dance, especially together.  Dancing has always been a great therapeutic outlet for us. We’re excited to be dancing in Live to Dance with The Arc Stars for a second time!


Votes:
5




David Taylor, Hector Meletich & Taydrin McCree
(Ashland Police Department)

Hip Hop

Dance Instructor:  Taydrin McCree

David-Taylor-PicDavid Taylor

Hello, I am David Taylor. I was born in Redlands, California then I moved to Oregon at a very young age. I’m probably the friendliest person you’ll ever meet, and I run into someone I know everywhere I go. I love to run, hang out with friends, listen to music, but most of all I love to boogie! I like to compete in the Special Olympics; bowling, track, and basketball are my favorite sports. I currently work on a yard crew with Pathways and I love my job.

Vote:
35



Hector-Meletich

Hector Meletich

Lieutenant Hector Meletich has been with the Ashland Police Department for almost nine years.  He worked as a police officer in South Florida for over sixteen years and is approaching twenty-five years of police service.  He is a retired First Sergeant and has served over twenty–four years between the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army and has participated in multiple overseas assignments. He has a Masters of Arts in History from Florida International University in Miami Florida and speaks Spanish as his second language. In Florida, Lieutenant Meletich was a narcotics and money laundering detective with a multi-jurisdictional task force, a homeless intervention sergeant, a hostage negotiation sergeant, a SWAT sergeant, an underwater search and recovery sergeant, a field training officer supervisor and patrol sergeant before moving to Ashland Oregon. While in Ashland he has been a patrol sergeant, a watch commander, an administrative sergeant and is currently a lieutenant overseeing patrol operations.  He is married to Brooke and has two daughters and twin grandsons.

Taydrin-McCree

Taydrin McCree

Hello! My name is Taydrin McCree and I’m 11 years old, and I’m a dance choreographer! I go to Howard elementary and I’ve been dancing with my dad since I was 2 years old. I’ve had many performances with ABK, America’s Best Kids, and my Dad’s dance team, “Friction Hip Hop Dance Team”, performing at the Rogue Valley Mall, Jackson County fair, and in 2014 performing at the Red White and Boom celebration in front of a crowd of 6,000 people at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. I love dancing, singing and spending time with my family. I spend a lot of my time studying in school, and making music videos with my cousins Justin and Julian.



Eric Thompson & Lexi Hodel

Modern Irish River Dance

Dance Instructor:  Lexi Hodel

Eric-Thompson-PhotoEric Thompson

I am Eric Thompson Leader of the Jackson County Self Advocates.  I am 31 years old and I have autism. I work at Rogue Credit Union as a mail clerk.  I have been part of live to dance with the arc stars for 2 years. I like music and dancing to the beat. During my spare time I like to read, cook meals for families and friends and play the piano. I enjoy dancing with the arc stars because it’s fun and a great opportunity to meet people.


Votes:
6


Alexis-Lexi-HodelLexi Hodel

Alexis Hodel has a very diverse background, stemming from education and small business management in dance and the arts communities, complimented with additional experience in the science and technology fields. She has recently relocated to the Rogue Valley, where she currently serves as the Director of Membership Development for the Chamber of Medford/Jackson County. She sits on the City of Medford Arts Commission and is a full-time graduate student in the Masters of Arts Teaching Program at Southern Oregon University. As an Arizona native, she is the first person in the state to receive her TCRG, or certified Irish Dance teaching credentials, where she previously served as the Assistant Director for the Bracken School of Irish Dance. A graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Kinesiology, and supplement degrees in psychology and dance, this strong combination of the arts and science fields have brought her unique opportunities and experiences at a very young age. As a seasoned performer, she has competed and performed at all major levels of Irish dancing (regional, national, world levels). Her passions lie in sharing her unique background in the arts and exercise science fields to help educate, inspire, collaborate, and strengthen her community and overall environment. She enjoys exploring outdoors through hiking, wine tasting, and spending time with family, friends & her dog Stanley, in her new home in Southern Oregon.



SimoneRenée Moore & Rebecca Campbell

Pop Contemporary

Dance Instructor:  Rebecca Campell

SimoneRenee-PeytonSimoneRenée Moore

SimoneRenée first started dancing as a little girl on the top of her grandmother's feet doing the Samba. She has been dancing ever since and has studied ballet, jaz, contemporary, hip hop, and ballroom. SimoneRenée is currently working on getting her nail technician license and is interning at Imani Studio in Ashland.


Votes:
8


Rebecca-Campbell

Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca K. Campbell has been performing, directing, choreographing and teaching performing arts in the Rogue Valley since 2004.  Campbell was last seen on stage as Marmee March in Randall Theatre’s “Little Women the Musical”.  Other favorite performances include the title role in The Snow Queen at CTP in Medford, Eva Peron in Evita, Maggie in 42nd Street, Spotlight on Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Betty in White Christmas, Anne in Shenandoah, and Spotlight on Judy Garland.  Campbell teaches Drama and Dance at Scenic Middle School, and holds a B.A. in Vocal Performance and History from Pacific University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from SOU.



Lindsay Stempeck, Divya Fisher, Erika Doran, Joshua Schilder & Abby Kirkpatrick (Medford Police Department)

Transformers Production Number

Dance Instructor:  Lia Kirkpatrick

Lindsey-StempeckLindsay Stempeck

My name is Lindsay Stempeck and I am 20 years old. I have graduated from Crater High School Transition program and now live in a supported living apartment in Medford. This is my third year doing “Live to Dance with the Arc Stars”, it's so much fun! I love music, art, dancing, bowling and any other social activities I can find!


Votes:
5


Divya-FisherDivya Fisher

Divya was born, and spent the majority of her childhood, in California. Her family moved to Eagle Point in 2006. She graduated from Southern Oregon University in 2014 where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and a certificate in Conflict Resolution. Divya volunteered with the Talent Police Department for numerous years and was later offered a part-time position. In 2012, Divya was hired as a Records Specialist by the Medford Police Department. In December of 2016, Divya was promoted to Crime Analyst. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, husband Tommy, hiking, and being outdoors. She is very excited to dance with The Arc Star, Lindsay!

Ericka-DoranErika Doran

Ericka Doran has worked for the City of Medford for ten years. She started out as a 911 Dispatcher before joining the Medford Police Department. Ericka has been a patrol officer for 8 years and loves it. She is a Drug Recognition Expert, Field Training Officer, and an EVOC instructor. She also runs the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run for our area. Ericka has an amazing five year old son, Austin and a 6 month old daughter, Thea.  In her free time she enjoys running, crafting, and, of course, spending time with her kids. She is looking forward to this upcoming event and hopes she doesn’t look goofy!

Josh-SchilderJoshua Schilder

I am a Corporal for the City of Medford Police Department and have been employed with MPD since 2005. I’m also a regional coordinator for our Crisis Intervention Team. Prior to that, I was a Community Service Officer for the City Of Medford and a Reserve Deputy with the Josephine County Sheriff’s Department. I was also in the Marine Corps Reserve from 1995-2001 and got out of the service as a Sergeant. During my time in the Marine Corps Reserve, I was actively involved in the Toys for Tots Program in Southern Oregon. I grew up in Southern Oregon and graduated from Crater High School in June of 1995. I have two children, Ethan, 12 and Brinleigh, 8.  When I’m not working, I am busy spending time with my children and my girlfriend, Tabitha. We enjoy traveling and spend a lot of time between our families in Portland and Las Vegas.

Abby-KirkpatrickAbby Kirkpatrick

Abby is 14 years old and attends St. Mary's School where she is part of the cross country, track & field, and brain bowl teams. Abby has been dancing for 11 years and loves to compete as part of the Fusion Force Dance Team. Abby is a teacher assistant and trains many hours each week at Fusion Dance Academy in tap, ballet, pointe, hip hop, contemporary, and her favorites, acro and jazz. She loves reading, watermelon, Pinterest crafting, and watching 90's movies. Abby is excited to help support and represent The Arc since her dad is a Sergeant with the Medford Police Department. This is her 2nd year with this amazing program and she is thankful for the opportunity to use her creativity and love of dance to help The Arc!



Luis Valtierra, Taylor Ireland, Jawan Shannon, Melissa Di Costanzo, Melissa Allen, Tonjie Ophus & Justin Pitts
(Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

Hip Hop

Dance Instructor:  "Coach Kid" Kedrin McCree

Luis-Valtierra

Luis Valtierra

Hi! My name is Luis Valtierra. I love music, dancing, and painting, I enjoy being active. I have played basketball and bowling in the Special Olympics. I like playing bingo, card games, and I also enjoy a good laugh! I go out to dance once or twice a month and I am more than happy to be able to participate again in this great event Live to Dance with the Arc Stars, an event you should not miss! Go on and vote for me and my team. Thank you for your support!


Votes:   10


Taylor-Ireland

Taylor Ireland

I have become a mentor and assistant to my housemates when called upon and my goal is to learn to be totally independent and live on my own or with friends.  I do Special Olympics in volleyball, softball and basketball and I work two jobs.  The things I like to do:  ride my bike and quads, hanging out with my dad, and going hiking with friends.

 

Jowan-Shannon

Jawan Shannon

I am a sweet, caring and lovable person!  I like to hang out with my boyfriend, and with my girlfriend, Taylor, who I’m dancing with tonight. I live in Central Point and I love to dance!  I’m really excited about Live to Dance with The Arc Stars.

Melissa-Di-Costanzo

Melissa Di Costanzo

Melissa Di Costanzo was born and raised in Westchester, New York and then moved to Scottsdale, Arizona.  She graduated from Arizona State University in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition. In 2003 Melissa moved to Medford, Oregon be with closer to her siblings.  She has been a personal trainer for over 20 years, worked with her Dad at ALL of his restaurants from coast to coast and finally found a career in Law Enforcement with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in 2008. Melissa is a Sergeant for the Corrections Division and loves every minute of it. She enjoys the beauty of Southern Oregon and spending time with her family and friends.

Melissa-Allen

Melissa Allen

Melissa Allen started working in the Administration Division of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in 2003.  While she has held various positions, they have all focused in processes for JCSO employee’s benefit.  Melissa considers it an honor to assist those men and women who do the difficult jobs of making our community safer.  She also now coordinates recruiting and hiring for the sheriff’s office, and enjoys putting together the yearly Citizens’ Academy, which she initiated at JCSO in 2009. At home, Mrs. Allen loves traveling with her husband and spending time with their two zesty, fun grandchildren, who don’t mind going to Zumba with Nana!

Tonjie-Ophus

Tonjie Ophus

I was born in Grants Pass; raised in Medford, and graduated Medford Senior High School. I have two adult children and I love to golf, travel and cook. I have worked for Jackson County Sheriff’s Office for 6 years as a criminal records clerk. I have an extensive medical background prior to law enforcement. I am a tree designer for the Providence Festival of Trees. This is my first Live to Dance with The Arc Stars event and I am equally honored and excited to be a participant!

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Justin Pitts

Hello! My name is Justin Pitts. I am 12 years old, and I’m a dance choreographer. I go to Roosevelt Elementary and I’ve been dancing with my uncle Kid since I was 2 years old. I’ve had many performances with ABK (America’s Best Kids) and my uncle’s dance team “Friction Hip Hop Dance Team” performing at the Rogue Valley Mall, Jackson County Fair, and in 201, performing at the Red White and Boom celebration in front of a crowd of 6,000 people at the Jackson County Fairgrounds.



Jaci Harris, Nancy White, Kimberly Clark & Alice Rose

Samba

Dance Instructor:  Darcy Dodge

Jaci-PhotoJaci Harris

I hail from Pennsylvania.  Challenged as a child and told I was border-line educable, I graduated from Ursinus College with a major in English and a minor in Spanish.  My Mom loves my "never say no" attitude and calls me her hummingbird.   I usually have my nose in a book or am on my computer. I have worked in the Shoe Dept. at the Eagle Point Walmart for the past year.  If you are in, stop by and say hi! Last year I participated as a judge for Live to Dance and this is my second time to dancing.  My goal is to be a bridge from those of us with special needs to the world.  Hope you enjoy the show!

Votes:
5

Nancy-White-Photo

Nancy White

Hi Everyone! My name is Nancy Ann White and I was born in Redding, CA.  My favorite things to do are making bracelets, jewelry and PomPom Bears.  I also enjoy dancing at the dances every month, where I get to meet new people.  I am involved in 'TOPS', Taking Off Pounds sensibly, where I function as a weight recorder.  I really like going to my church and singing special music.  Helping with The Good News Club is another pleasure for me.  I hope I please you with my dancing.

Kimberly-Clark

Kimberly Clark

I am lucky enough to have lived in this valley for 5 generation.  I have 2 amazing grown children, and my incredible mom, who is my best friend, in my life.  Being involved in this community has always been a huge priority, from the Children’s Festival, to be a softball coach, a 4-H leader, and I’ve sat on numerous board of directors.  I have always had a heart for people with special needs and animals.  I feel lucky to have been asked to be a part of Live to Dance with The Arc Stars. I am also an employee of the Arc Jackson County, and I absolutely love my job!

Alice-Rose

Alice Rose

I came from a very loving family and am the last of eight children. Yes the "baby" is what they called me.  My parents were married for 68 years and showed us what the love of God and family really meant…that there was nothing more important than those two and IN THAT ORDER.  My beautiful mother passed away a year ago and we miss her dearly. I was born in Southern California, but my dad moved all 10 of us here when I was 8 and he never looked back.  I moved to Portland for 18 years then moved back to Jville 14 years ago.  I work for two great oral surgeons that keeps me very busy. I am blessed with 4 beautiful children that are all grown.  No grandbabies yet... "sad face" (all in God’s good timing.)  My husband Garry and I enjoy biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing and camping, Britt concerts and traveling to tropical locations. Our 92-year-old WWII vets are still alive and doing well and we love to spend time and listen to their historical stories, over and over and over and over… LOL.  This is my first time dancing with The Arc Stars and I feel very privileged participating in this special evening.


Kelly Henson & Kedrin McCree

Lyrical Hip Hop

Dance Instructor:  "Coach Kid" Kedrin McCree

Kelly-HensonKelly Henson

Kelly is a past The Arc Star dancer and was a Judge for our event in 2015. He’s 38 years old and graduated from Phoenix High School. He was a ‘miracle baby’ having been born weighing only 3 pounds 8 ounces. He says ‘growing up was a pain’, but he made it! Now he’s happy to be where he is with a lot of beautiful friends supporting him. His favorite quotation is, “You start from the bottom and work your way to the top.” His favorite hobby is weather spotting. If you want to know what to expect with the weather, just ask him!

Votes:
6

Kedrin-McCreeKedrin McCree

Kedrin "Coach Kid" McCree was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. While attending high school and college, he worked side jobs and earned money teaching classmates dance routines. He moved to Los Angeles to follow longtime friend, and then singing group member, Grammy award winner, Neyo. He has been a guest on many major tours as a backup dancer including Jay Z’s Hard Knock Life Tour, Next, Boyz II Men, TLC, and many more. In the past he has taught gymnastics, swimming and Hip Hop Dance at America’s Best Kids enrichment center for 16 years. Now he’s working for Douglas ESD Early Child Development, helping kids with physical and learning disabilities.


Daniel Watson, Johan Pietila, Patrick Green & Colette Kuhl (Jackson County District Attorney's Office)

Dance Instructor:  Colette Kuhl

Daniel-WatsonDaniel Watson

I was born in Medford, Oregon with a heart condition and I had to have a pacemaker put in when I was 2 months old.  It really changed my life. I didn’t get to do what most kids got to do when I growing up, but it didn’t stop me from some of my dreams. I watch pro bowling and learned a lot from it. Now I’m on a bowling league that I really enjoy doing. I also go to the Art Studio, and I really love to paint. I love sports, and I wanted to be a sports broadcaster, but because of my pacemaker I can’t do it. Someday I would love to get married and have a family. I’m so very happy that I get this opportunity to dance in Live to Dance with The Arc Stars!

Votes:
17

 

Johan-Pietila-PhotoJohan Pietila

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Johan moved to Medford in 2015 to start work as a Deputy District Attorney for Jackson County after graduating from Willamette University College of Law. Johan has lived all around the western United States, including Seattle, Jackson Hole, Hawaii, and Salem. Johan is an avid outdoorsman, spending his leisure time skiing, snowboarding, climbing, and mountain biking the beautiful landscapes the Rogue Valley has to offer. Johan is proud to call the Rogue Valley his home, and he is excited for the opportunity to participate in the Live to Dance with The Arc Stars with his friend and co-worker Patrick.

Patrick-GreenPatrick Green

Hailing all the way from sunny San Diego, California, Patrick is now a proud Rogue Valley resident. He graduated from Lewis and Clark College’s School of Law in Portland, Oregon and moved to Medford in 2016 to start his career as a Deputy District Attorney for Jackson County. Patrick enjoys photography, wine, and hanging out with his new best friend and Golden Retriever puppy Jackson. Patrick is looking forward to participating alongside his friend and co-worker Johan in the Live to Dance with The Arc Stars event.

Colette-KuhlColette Kuhl

 

Colette Kuhl fell in love with ballroom dancing when she got her first taste at her fifteenth birthday and has been on the floor ever since as a competitor, social dancer, choreographer and instructor. She runs a teen performance group and hosts ballroom parties at the Evergreen Ballroom.


Luke Laurenson and the Sis-Q-Rollerz: Mary Allen, Sumer Christian, Jenifer Carnes, Zimryah Barnes, Melissa Edgerton, Kristi Soule, Kristina Crowley, Heather Volkman, Erin Miller & Alicia Jones

Roller Skate Dance

Luke-Laurenson

Luke Laurenson

 

Luke's life began in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. We were told that Luke had suffered brain damage, and might never walk or talk, and would likely spend most of his life in an institution. But along with that horrific news we were told that he did NOT have cognitive damage! Luke was diagnosed with Dystonic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy, as well as the speech language disability, Dysarthria. Most people have never met a child who is filled with so much joy and love as Luke. He has a very special connection to music and has been MADLY in love with Taylor Swift and has recently added Adele to his all-time favorites list. His most beloved thing to do is to dance. And his dream is to walk and dance independently one day. Taylor Swift's song "Shake It Off" has helped Luke navigate literally thousands of rough moments in his life.

Votes:
6

Mary-Allen-ROLLERZ

Mary Allen

 

Mary was born and raised in the Rogue Valley, attending school in the Phoenix-Talent school district. An avid sports player all of her life, she enjoyed a variety of sports activities, both in and outside of school. As part of a competitive jump rope team, she participated in numerous meets, most notably placing in a national tournament in Florida. In 2008, Mary began the intense sport of Roller Derby, and hasn't looked back. Roller Derby has provided not only an athletic outlet, but a community and camaraderie that is unsurpassed. Mary and her husband Paul have two amazing sons; Caleb, age seven, is a fun, bright boy who shares his mother's love of sports! Silas, age 17 months, is a happy, avocado-loving little one. The opportunity to be involved with the Arc is especially close to Mary's heart. Upon his birth, her youngest son Silas suffered a brain injury, which has resulted in the diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Since The Arc does so much for the disabled community, Mary is thrilled to be able to be involved in raising money for the incredible work that they do, especially when paired with another of her passions; Roller Derby

Sumer-Christian-ROLLERZ

Sumer Christian

 

Sumer, aka Killer Taco, is a long-time resident of the Rogue Valley. She graduated from Rogue River High School In 1996 and is currently a stay-at-home mom of 4. She has been playing Roller Derby for nearly nine years and is Team Captain of the Sis-Q Rollerz this season. She loves to participate in local events for charities. She has taken the Polar Plunge Challenge 4 years running (once while 7 months pregnant) and is excited to take the plunge with her team again this year to support Special Olympics. Her other favorite event is Medford’s annual Relay For Life, where she has walked with her fellow Sis-Q Rollerz through the night to stamp-out cancer for several years running. She is so excited to be a part of this event in support of The Arc. She has always loved to dance and can’t wait to dance with Luke and her fellow Sis-Q Rollerz.

JENIFER-CARNES-ROLLERZ

Jenifer Carnes

 

Hello, I’m Jenifer, aka CARNAGE! I have lived in the Rogue Valley all my life. I enjoy the outdoors, camping, hiking, bicycling, playing Board games, and also volunteering at Compassion Highway Project feeding the homeless. I have been skating with SIS-Q-ROLLERZ for about a year.

Zimryah-Barnes-ROLLERZ

Zimryah Barnes

 

Zimryah, aka Zulu Mutha Smutha, is a 10 year roller derby veteran who transferred to the Rogue Valley from Olympia, Washington.  She is the Frontline Supervisor of Banyan Botanicals, an Ayurvedic Botanical Company in Ashland, Oregon.  She brings a background of knowledge in Pacific Northwest Traditional Medicine and Holistic Health Care to her athleticism.  She is a widowed single mother of 2, trainer, global traveler and in her 2nd term as our BOD League President.

Melissa-SisQRollerz

Melissa Edgerton

 

Hi there!  I’m Melissa, also known as Lil Sass, and I have been playing roller derby for 10 years now.  I was born in Corvallis and spent most of my life here in the Rogue Valley.  I’m an office manager for a trucking corporation and have been a part of the Medford terminal for 11 years now.  I love my team, the Sis Q Rollerz, and what we represent for women, competitors, friends, and supporters of each other and our local community.

Kristi-Soule-ROLLERZKristi Soule

 

Hi everyone, I’m Kristi Soule.  I’m a military brat that followed in my father’s footsteps and served in the US Army. After 4 years in Germany and a tour to Iraq, I settled in the Rogue Valley where I attended and graduated from Southern Oregon University.  I like to sing loudly in the car, hike and roller skate with the Sis-Q Rollers. I enjoy spending my time with my 2 children exploring all that Oregon has to offer. I’m excited to dance alongside my team supporting a great cause!

Kristina-Crowley

Kristina Crowley

 

AKA Carmen Unglued has been a skater and referee for Sis-Q Rollerz for seven years. She has been League President, Secretary, Fundraising Committee Chair, and currently is the PR & Marketing Chair.  She also sits on the Training Committee, Bout Committee, Referee Committee, and is part of the Boot Camp Training Cadre. It takes a lot of volunteer time to make a league run smoothly, as all of our skaters and non-skating volunteers well know, but it is a labor of love. This team has been a second home and family, and has helped make Carmen the vocal, independent, force of nature that she is. Carmen's middle name is The Shenanigator, so look for her shenanigans on and off the track, because fun is really what it's all about.

Heather-Volkman-ROLLERZ

Heather Volkman

 

Heather moved to the Rogue Valley 10 years ago from the snow belt and loves it here more every time she watches the national weather.  She is a stay at-home Mom who had her first Roller Derby bout with the Sis-Q Rollerz when her son was in Kindergarten.  He is now in 7thgrade and she has moved on to Refereeing so as to be kinder to her aging body.

Erin-Miller-ROLLERZ

Erin Miller

My name is Erin Miller and I have enjoyed living in the Rogue Valley for about fifteen years. I live in Ashland with my wife, Avery, and dog, Sophie. I work as a middle school math and language arts teacher and I love my job! Outside of work, I make art and skate. This will be my sixth season playing roller derby and I'm so glad to be sharing it with the Sis-Q Rollerz! I am happy to have an opportunity to give back to the community that has given me so much!

Alicia-Jones-ROLLERZ

Alicia Jones

 

Hi my derby name is Hazardous Rose, my real name is Alicia Jones. I was born in California, raised in Southern Oregon. I’ve been with my husband for a decade! I’m a proud mom of three mischievous children who keep surprising me. I graduated college and have been working full time since.  I enjoy nature and taking adventures in our beautiful valley. I like to end my day with a glass of wine. Favorite color is neon pink.  I started Roller Derby with Sis-Q in October 2017 and fall more in love with this incredible sport every time I lace up my skates!


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