Roller Derby Nations Committee Global Chair
Michelle Dosson AKA Booty Queen is from Cape Town, South Africa and has been living in the United States since college. She is one the founding members of River City Rollergirls (2005) in Richmond Virginia, and moved to Austin Texas in 2008 to skate for Texas Rollergirls (TXRG).
Booty has served on TXRG’s Advisory Board, helped establish their Junior Derby program, and has been a captain of both home and travel teams multiple times. In 2016 she took the TXRG Honky Tonk Heartbreakers to South Africa to play in the firstWFTDA mock-sanction bout in Africa, which resulted in the Golden City Rollers (formerly CMAX) becoming the first African WFTDA league.
She is a skating member of Team ZA (South Africa), served as a captain at the 2014 Roller Derby World Cup, and is currently the Team ZA World Cup Committee Chair. Her parents finally got to see her skate in her home town of Cape Town at the Team ZA tryouts earlier this year (see photo).
Booty lives in Austin, Texas with her two elderly pups- Gwendoline and Drexil, along with a small community cat colony she cares for. Professionally she is a Network Specialist for Best Friends Animal Society, and a freelance photojournalist on the side.
Emerging Nations Regional Representative
Austria, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Iceland, Indigenous, IRN, Israel, Korea, Philippines, Poland, Romania, and Russia.
Janet, A.K.A Jammit Janet, started playing for a small league in College Station, TX, called Brazos Valley Roller Derby when she first moved to the United States from Costa Rica. She bounced around a bit until she decided to give banked track a try, which led to her playing for Texas Roller Derby for a few years. Janet currently skates with Texas Rollergirls, in Austin, TX, and will also be skating for Team Costa Rica at the World Cup. Janet has been on the RDNC board for 2 years now, and has loved getting to interact with so many international skaters! Professionally, she works as a customer success representative for a digital marketing company called DigitalMarketer.
North America Regional Representative
Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, USA, and West Indies.
Justin joined roller derby in 2004 originally training as a referee in Tucson Roller Derby. He served as a league Head Referee, Chair of the WFTDA Rules Committee, Chair of the WFTDA Games Review Panel, and as a Tournament Head Referee. In 2010 Justin started coaching and he joined the Gotham Girls Roller Derby All Stars in 2011. Justin worked as a manager and coach for USA Roller Derby from 2011 to 2016. Currently Justin is the Vice President of USA Roller Derby and the North American Representative on the RDNC Board of Directors. Professionally Justin is an artist and university professor.
Southern and Central Europe Regional Representative
Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland.
Sepi Shokri AKA Neon has played roller derby for five years now for the Mad Rollin' Dolls (MRD). She is currently on the Dairyland Dolls Charter and skates with Team IRN Roller Derby. Neon served on MRD's Executive Board for two years, was a Training Manager, and is the Marketing Co-Chair for an upcoming 2018 tournament, Udder Chaos. Outside of roller derby, she spends her time at crossfit, jam skating at the roller rink, and cuddling with her cats. Professionally, Neon works for a small software company in Downtown Madison, Wisconsin.
Tomas Romero Borzi
South America Regional Representative
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru.
Tomas joined Roller Derby in 2012, originally playing for Buenos Aires Conspiracy, then training as a referee. In 2015, Tomas started skating for ThunderQuads Roller Derby Masculino and joined Team Argentina as a Manager. He officiated at the 2014 Roller Derby World Cup, was Tournament Head Referee for multiple local and regional tournaments, and certified as WFTDA Level 1 Referee becoming the first, and only, certified Referee in the country. Currently he is part of the Bench Staff for the Team Argentina and the South American Representative on the RDNC Board of Directors.
Northern Europe Regional Representative
Denmark, England, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, and Wales.
Helen started playing roller derby in 2011 with the Cardiff Roller Collective and then Swansea City Roller Derby before moving to refereeing and announcing in 2014. Helen also helped set up Team Wales Roller Derby in 2014 as Team Manager, re-elected in 2016. Currently Helen has just finished as Divisional Head Referee in British Championships 2017 and is recovering from organizing the Road to TBC and Road to Manchester tournaments.
In her copious amounts of spare time Helen works for an organization helping disabled people into work and is Chair of a local environmental charity and a non-executive Director of Swim Wales.
Pacific-Indian Ocean Regional Representative
Aotearoa, Australia, Japan, ZA.
ShortStop (Shorty) learnt to skate with the Canberra Roller Derby League, Australia in July 2009 skating with the Vice City Rollers for 6 years. In 2015, she moved to the Big Apple to skate with Gotham Girls Roller Derby. During her time in the States, Shorty was able to connect with other skaters of Korean heritage and had enough support to form Team Korea Roller Derby. Shorty has previously skated for Team Australia, competing in Toronto in 2011 and Dallas in 2014. 2018 will see Shorty return to her hometown Canberra and skating with Canberra Roller Derby League.
During her 8.5 years of roller derby, Shorty has sat on multiple committees and held many positions of responsibility, including sponsorship, coaching, media, executive committee, captain, co-captain, and manager. She is currently Captain for Team Korea.
Professionally, Shorty is a graduate architect, and also works for Bont as their social media manager. Hobbies include Taekwondo, eating adventures, skateparks and dancing to k-pop.
All policies of the Roller Derby Nations Committee are voted on by the Nation Teams via their National Reps.