Jesstroyer is a true rock in our league. She has wits, a lovely heart and a great attitude. Her journey to Humboldt County from Berkeley began in 1997, where she graduated with a degree in Recreation Administration and soon after made her way to Alaska to work as a river guide for five years. She spent her time on the river in the summer, and in the mountains in the winter.
Before we got our Jesstroyer, she journeyed through other places such as Colorado, Texas, Oregon and full circle back to little Humboldt County next to the sea to start a family.
She not only is a mother of the cutest little tot Jackson, that you may see running up to her during her penalty box times to give her kisses, she’s on her second season with the HRD family.
This isn’t her first time on a derby league! She started out in Oregon with the Gorge Roller Girls, and after just three months of playing (and learning to skate) had her first bout against the Hermiston Melon Smashers. She was hooked! A few months later, she joined HRD boot camp, and we’re so happy to have snatched this talented lady up. The reason she joined derby in the first place was because she missed playing team sports that she grew up with like soccer, track and field, softball, and rugby, where her sportsmanship shines through!
Her favorite position is blocking, where she’s always focused and one step ahead of the game, tossing jammers to the ground, tumbling out of bounds! Once they’re back around the track, she’ll already be guiding her pack through the next challenge.
It’s always lucky to score her as a blocker!
Besides the job of being a mother, she has also worked as a bakery manager, baker, lift operations supervisor, burrito maker, house keeper, mountain host/shuttle driver, construction worker, vegan jerky maker, natural foods clerk, and ski school photographer and on top of all of that, she’s great at crafts!
Jess also stepped up this season and worked behind the scenes on sponsorship tasks that called for a load of dedication and time.
HRD is proud to have such a talented and strong teammate on and off the track!! Thank you Jesstroyer for all of your hard work and dedication!