Port City Roller Derby would like to give individual shout-outs to our members who have made this league what it is. Each member has answered a few questions about themselves for you to get to know them better.
Tata came from us a few seasons back when she moved back to her hometown of Oswego after playing for Roc City in the beginning of her derby career. If you’re lucky, you’ve seen her play with both teams!
Skater Name and number: Tata Pain #20
Derby Wife: separated
Real Name: Tara Allen
Boring Real Life Job: Sales
Fun PCRD Jobs/Responsibilities: Training committee
When did you join PCRD and Why? I began playing derby when i lived in Rochester and fell in love with the game. When i moved back home to Oswego I fell in love with the sport all over again as well as with my new team.
Real life info you’d like to share: I have a hairless cat with no tail named Bobbi and a dog named Baby
Favorite Derby Memory: Jamming the last jam and winning by one point at the last game of the season in Rochester. It was my last game with roc city and i was voted mvp and fan favorite.
Likes: I love anything chocolate and favorite movie is Kill bill
Dislikes: i dislike people that yell at strangers over trivial things such as cell phones and coupons. I dislike retail and most people that participate in retail shopping.
Fun Fact: I cannot touch staples
Advice for new skaters/members: Be patient with yourself! The best part of this league is that you can learn at your own pace!
Favorite quote: “Who put the cookie in his mouth?” Seinfeld.
And finally, here are some kind words about Tata:
“Tata Pain always seems to be smiling and having fun with an infectious enthusiasm. Even though she’s often outsized on the track, she’s almost never outworked.” - Professor Plutonium #3.14