Cheryl Cryer #88

Where were you born?
Joliet, IL

Current Occupation
I work as a Global Marketing Lead for a company in the Financial Services sector and as a faculty member at a university teaching business courses.

How old were you when you first skated?
I was five or six. My aunt taught me to (traditional) couples skate and where other kids were riding bikes, i skated everywhere I wanted to go...through gravel, on streets, sidewalks...didn't matter.

What college did you attend?
I have an MBA from the University of St. Francis

Did you practice any other sports in high school or college?
No high school sports. I lettered in academics (seriously).

What you would tell a young girl who wanted to play roller derby?
Keep skating!

What is your favorite thing about roller derby?
The diversity of skaters and team members.

What do you give up to play roller derby?
I skate 4-6 times per week, which means i give up my couch (LOL) and also quality time with non skating friends and family.

How far you travel to practice?
One hour and 20 minutes!

What has been the best roller derby game you have played?
The one I'm playing at the time and having fun

What is your favorite city in the world?
Undecided

What is your favorite T.V. show?
Hmmmmmm, not sure.

And your favorite movie?
Shaw Shank Redemption because of this line: β€œIt comes down to a simple choice, get busy living or get busy dying.” 

What you do for charity/volunteering?
I am a Board member for the Chicago Bruise Brothers, and I have volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and the DuPage County Jail.

Who would you most like to meet?
The Dalai Lama or Mother Teresa

What's hot right now?
The Chicago Red Hots! (and the Chicago Bruise Brothers) WHOOT!!!

What's not right now?
I don't know, everything else?