Derby Doll of the Month / Selenium Falcon

Not so long, long ago, in a Dollhouse not so far, far away, a wonderful woman joined our ranks. She worked her tail off in 2013 making the Dolls and all our fans look fashionable as our Head of Merchandise. Never one to shy away from the hard work, in 2013 she also graduated our Bootcamp program and joined the home team, Hard Corps. For 2014, she has taken on the role of Head of Events, planning all of our fun parties and training camps while being a very active member of our new team, The Sparks.

She does it all with style, grace, a good dose of nerdiness and the best bout face ever! She may not have her own Wookie, but she sure has our hearts. Raise your light sabers for our March Derby Doll of the Month, Selenium Falcon!

We Asked Selenium 6 Questions

1. How long have you been skating with the league?
I think it’s been almost 3 years now…according to my google calendar, my bootcamp orientation was June 20, 2011.

2. Who is your biggest fan?
My biggest fan is, unquestionably, the awesome Mr. Falcon. I think he might have more fun at my games than I do.

3. Who is your derby inspiration?
I’m honestly inspired every time I step into the Dollhouse, especially now that we’re working so hard to build the league into something amazing and to see the effort everyone puts in every night…I just feel proud to be a part of it. I also like to use the internet to stalk Carmen Getsome, but she accepted my friend request, so I like to think that means she’s cool with it.

4. What is your best derby moment?
There was one night at practice where we were working on inside hits and I was able to run past Tsunami and Hartlyn on the inside without getting hit…one time…in one drill. Proudest moment ever! Of course, my first game with Hard Corps was awesome and profound as well, love those ladies.

5. Tell us about your your day job.
I work for a Broadway production company called Nederlander, we bring touring Broadway shows to a bunch of cities here on the west coast and it’s all managed out of the office here in San Diego. I work with Northern CA, our Broadway San Jose market and I basically do all the things to make ticket sales possible (it mostly involves a lot of programming stuff and spreadsheets, and trying to make the public happy – I actually have the Ticketmaster program open on my other monitor and am looking at ticket prices right now). At one point in time, I was convinced that I was going to be a Broadway star, then I found a home on the administrative side of things and I realized that having health insurance can be pretty awesome, and you never have to stand in a room while people tell you that you’re too short for a job.

6. What is your spirit animal?
My spirit animal comes courtesy of Jinx:


Contributing Photographer: joesouthPHOTO

Melissa Mayhem

Author at San Diego Derby Dolls

I have been skating with the derby dolls since 2011 and began coaching in 2013.