Staff Profile - Effy
Where can we find you on Instagram? @Effylikesbats
Which Five Stride shop do you work in? Portland
What is your history with roller skating & what type of skating are you into now? I played roller derby from 2009-2014 with the Rose City Rollers and coached, officiated, and volunteered until 2018. I haven’t done much skating in the last few years but being surrounded by skates at the shop inspired me to buy some new skates.
Tell us about your roller skate setups & gear that you love...
My derby skates were Bonts and my current for fun skates are Sapphire Moonlights!
What is your favorite skate spot? Wherever has the smoothest terrain and least amount of obstacles
What's your favorite thing about working at Five Stride? I work here just to spend time with Gucci. Haha just kidding. I also like the fact that I get to see so many kinds people come in to do the same hobby.
Tell us one fun fact about yourself that isn't related to roller skating! I have a dog, a cat, 2 bearded dragons, and a leopard gecko (I also work at a pet supply store)
What do you love most about roller skating? It tricks me into exercising