Fernando Regueiro - Chairman (term expires 2017)
Fernando has been part of the Windy City Rollers since 2006, where he has served as a member
of the Board of Directors and has worked with the Events, Marketing and Interleague Committees. His
years of experience working directly with skaters, other leagues, USARS and WFTDA, give him a unique
perspective and demonstrate his commitment to the growth of the sport. He passionately believes in the
potential of roller derby to become a serious sport throughout the world. Fernando represented his home
country of Mexico as a national soccer team U-17 player and then played professionally for 3 years. His
perspective both as an athlete and a partner of a roller derby skater helps him relate to most of the issues
that the skaters face and what their needs are. As a board member of the Windy City Rollers he
established and executed strategic plans for the marketing, sponsorship and financial areas of the league.
His involvement with the Interleague committee allowed him the chance to work with other leagues,
USARS and WFTDA, on everything from tournament structure to rules. He currently serves as an
integral part of the Events Committee, where he is in constant contact with the skaters, the game, and the
AJ Epp – USARS Roller Derby Coordinator
AJ joined the USARS staff in January of 2013 processing memberships, and later assisted in sanctioning and charters. Her passion for roller derby began in 2010, when she found a regional playoff flyer in a parking lot. Later that year she attended the No Coast Derby Girls recruitment session, and has skated on their “B” team, the Road Warriors. Recently, she assisted with the No Coast junior team’s summer session and has found a passion for teaching others. She has retired from competitive derby due to a knee injury, but still plans to skate in her future.
Chris Hunter (Term expires 2015)
Chris Hunter became involved with the Seattle Derby Brats in 2006 when his daughter wanted to play Junior Roller Derby; he helped SDB become one of the top junior programs in the nation. In 2009 Chris started a new junior program in Seattle, the I-5 Rollergirls and has been an evangelist of Junior Roller Derby ever since. Chris is also one of the founding members of the Junior Roller Derby Association (JRDA) he currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors as Sr. Vice President, he believes and it is widely agreed that roller derby will sustain and develop through strong junior programs. Chris has also has been a part of the Jet City Rollergirls bout production team, responsible for live web casts, scoreboard management, & AV direction, he has a background in broadcast television and understands what is needed to grow the sport through media; he has been a co-developer of the Ultimate Derby Scoreboard helping Canuck Derby TV, and the Wild West Showdown with their broadcasts. Chris recently started an adult USARS roller derby team combining 8 veteran adult skaters and 8 talented junior skaters with Sarah O’Donoghue of Fast Girl Skates, Antagonist competed and placed well at this year’s USARS regional and national tournaments. His passion to be a part of the roller derby community and work as a steward for growth and development of the sport by promoting youth gives him a unique perspective to help construct the future of the USARS roller derby program.
Amy Handyside-Rule (Term expires 2016)
Amy aka Rowdy Piper a former artistic roller skater from 1982-2004 with national titles, and competed on the US World team in 1999 & 2000. From 1998-2004 she coached artistic roller skating, and has students that have regional titles. In 2007, after working in the industry of roller derby, she made the transition to being a roller derby player for the Orange County Roller Girls. Once getting involved with the Orange County Roller Girls, after only a few short months she was drafted to the Psycho Ex-Girlfriends interleague team and became the first captain of the Wheel House Wives, then moved up to the Orange County Roller Girls Travel Team. In 2008, she ran two clinics and in 2009, she moved to Tulsa, OK where she began playing and assistant coaching the Tulsa Derby League. Amy, has been the league liaison for the Tulsa Derby League since 2009, and captain of the Tulsa Derby Brigade and in 2012 the assistant captain of the Tulsa Derby League All Stars which plays under USARS. In, July of 2011, Amy aka Rowdy Piper was the USARS Spotlight Skater of the month. The Tulsa Derby League in 2012 became the first North Central Regional Champions, and competed in the inaugural USARS National Championships. Now, in 2013 Amy continues her work and continues to play with the Tulsa Derby League, a mother of two girls (jammer & pivot in the future), and a wife to a derby player. Rowdy.Piper79@gmail.com
Sarah O’Donoghue (term expires 2016)
John McNeel (term expires 2017)
John aka: Papa Roadkill da Animal, was originally a competitive artistic skater, then a coach and
a judge. He was a rink operator in California for several years. John was on the Hardball Roller Hockey
Committee for 14 years, as well as actively playing, coaching and refereeing at the National level. He was
on the committee setting up and organizing the world championships in Santa Clara, CA for Hardball
Roller Hockey in 2005. He was National coach of the year and is twice inducted in the USARS Hall of
Fame for coaching and distinguished service. John has been involved in roller derby for the past 5 years,
coaching and refereeing. He has refereed at RollerCon and all over California. In the past, he also skated
with the Bay Bombers, on the banked track.