She is a former Marathoner, and incredibly proud to say she completed the Boston Marathon in 2019; 2022 and 2021. She also completed the Boston Athletic Associations Distance Medley in 2022.
She found Roller Derby in 2017. She has spent her career playing for Maine Roller Derby and skates with MRDA teams on occasion. She not only plays derby, but also NSOs and is a member of the WFTDA Fair Play Committee.
Creating a fully integrated lifestyle through holistic fitness. Addressing the whole human, rather than focusing solely on the physical training. The goal is always overall wellness, incorporating mental and emotional health, while improving one’s physical wellbeing.
Personal Trainer 14+ years
Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine
NASM personal trainer
NSPA Speed & Agility Coach
CFH Trauma Informed Coach
Post undergrad I spent my time as a fitness coach and Metabolic Conditioning (MetCon) group fitness instructor, while also working in social services as a case manager.
During the pandemic I returned to university where I obtained a degree in law and another in accounting, then set forth into corporate America.
Three short years later I found myself burnt out, in the throes of Imposter Syndrome and feeling unfulfilled and yearning for the days of coaching and training.
I truly believe when we put forth our intentions the universe manifests what we need, and, like magic, Krash Course was hiring for a coaching position! ❤
This shift has allowed me to do what I love, which is help others identify and achieve their goals and find their own balance in this crazy contact sport we call life!
When not coaching or skating, you can find me hiking all the mountains, surfing all the beaches, adopting all the cats, traveling to “off the map” places and peer pressuring my friends into trying something new and crazy.
Roller Derby (10+ years and still going strong!)
Lost 60+lbs, 5 pants sizes, 15in total body loss originally between 2014-2016, then did it all AGAIN after having an epic little kiddo.
Smashed 27 in 5 after years of agony, then went on to crush a speed test of 12 in 2 to make the All Star Roster for Red Stick Roller Derby.
If you can show up when it’s hard, you can show up every single moment of your life. It’s not about it being easy. It’s about you convincing yourself to NOT GIVE UP.
KC Thrive graduate
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Experienced Roller Derby Trainer and Coach
“I used to have a very negative relationship with my body and with food. After I had my son, my body was a stranger to me. I have since learned that my body and I are an amazingly strong team, and I love everything about it. Everything in this life is an experience worth learning from, and every lesson is a step forward to progress. That’s what I teach our Krash Course clients. Even the tough lessons mean you’re moving forward. The journey is so worth it.”
Meg is a derby fanatic, and master of digital design and systems.
She is based in the small country of South Africa.
She has been in love with Derby since she first provided medical coverage for a bout around 7 years ago.
She immediately started NSO'ing and eventually leveled up to skating and have never looked back.
Her love for the Derby community and her team (Golden City Rollers) knows no bounds and through Derby (and wanting to get stronger, faster and to generally become a better jammer) she found her second love - fitness.
Other hobbies include CrossFit, baking, painting and making questionable life decisions.
Division I NCAA All-American Swimmer
Triathlete (Chicago Sprint Triathlon 2021, 2022, 2023)
Open Water Long Distance Swimmer
Roller Derby Player 10+ years (Banked and Flat)
Coaching Philosophy: We are all primed for greatness. Sometimes we just need some help and direction. “Get Better” is one of my everyday mottos. When we fall or get knocked down, we learn the most about how to get back up. Keep believing and moving forward and great things happen.
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Certified Exercise Instructor
Experienced Roller Derby Trainer and Coach (10+ years)
Swim Team Coach & Lifeguard Instructor
Pam’s story or QUOTES :
I learned how to skate on the banked track back in 2014 with Tilted Thunder Rail Birds (TTRB) in Seattle. During COVID, I got sober, moved to Chicago and to the Chicago Knockouts, lost 35 lbs, and committed myself to getting better at life and at working out with more intention, with also a better view of myself. I was in a prime position to meet and join KRASH. Current member of the Chicago Knockouts and Director/Head Coach for the CKO Minors Program. Former juniors coach for the TTRB Peeps (Banked, RDCL).