In the beginning
I first laced on a pair of skates at the age of four, when my mum took me to the local skating rink for a mother daughter skating session. After doing the chicken dance on skates, I immediately fell in love with skating. I think it was the sensation of rolling, and the challenge of keeping balance. The next thing I recall is wanting my very own pair of skates. This lead to lessons followed by competing as an artistic skater at a State and National level. Little did I know 20 years later I would still be enjoying skating and would go on to establish my own successful business around the sport and recreational activity I enjoy best.
The creation of Rollergirl Promotions:
In 2009, a good friend of mine, Tim Poulton, and I were chatting and he brought up in conversation that he wanted some roller girls to help out waitressing in the VIP area of Purple Sneakers, a highly successful Indi night in Sydney. I told Tim that I use to be an artistic skater and would be more than happy to throw on my skates to help out. Shortly after I did my first Rollergirl gig waitressing in the VIP Room at Purple Sneakers.The night was a great success and I went on to do a few more special events at Purple Sneakers. Not long after, I was approached by promoters for Davenport Underwear, they were preparing a product launch and they thought girls skating around in their summer underwear collection could certainly be a great attraction. They needed two girls so I approached Rebecca Cooper a girl who I use to skate with for 10 years, and asked if she was interested. Rebecca was keen and immidatley became my first Rollergirl employee and assistant. So off we went to the Davenport Bondi Beach Promotion, complete with skates and much enthusiasm. The day was a huge success and a lot of fun.
Later that evening, reflecting on the fantastic day, and the recent interest in skating for promotions, I knew there was more I wanted to do, and knew there was more I could do. After some quiet hours of soul searching and jotting down realistic business ideas, Rollergirl Promotions was created.