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Scott has been in the business since 2001. He's had two books & dozens of hockey & figure skating articles published (several of which are in the Hockey Hall of Fame). His Rocket Skate Blog has great tips on buying, repairing and maintaining gear. As he writes these bios, his is the only one that is 100% factual.
Ryon joined Team Rocket Skate in 2021 after fleeing Minnesota. A background check determined the rumors of police involvement were false. He's spending a gap year humiliating adult league goalies before heading to juniors. For the record, no one has been ever able to explain the spelling of his name.
In 2021, after 2 years at Rocket Skate, Rowan headed to Afghanistan to play Buzkashi. Two years later, disappointed by the lackluster competition, she's attending CU and attempting to set a world record for the most meteorites caught with bare hands. (The record is currently shared by everyone, ever at 0).
Thandi has been with us since 2022. Her hobbies are mocking Ryon, soccer and, of course, hockey. Rumor has it she once let her pet Siberian Tiger off leash at a local rink and was subsequently asked to never return. Her top source of annoyance is that her brother is so locally famous that's she's known as Themba's sister.
Connor is the only non-hockey player in the family. As such his nickname is Nada Bedard. He is allegedly a talented artist planning to study fine arts in college. So we fully expect him to live many years in his mother’s basement. Fortunately he has a fallback plan of pursuing a World Air Hockey Championship.
Mentorship is a big part of what keeps me going. I'm proud of their achievements. I hope I've given them good advice. I feel blessed to have had these people as teammates once upon a time—Scott
Scott worked with Ozzy just around the turn of the century in the Pro Skate days. Ozzy had a true entrepreneurial spirit before he was hired. Until recently he was the founder, owner and operator of Periodic Brewing, which featured two locations in Colorado. Recently Ozzy moved to Texas to chase his next adventure.
Sophie worked for us from 2011 through 2014 while completing double majors in finance and chemistry at CU. She relocated to the Baltimore area upon landing the job she aimed for with that pair of degrees; she now works in finance for a major pharmaceutical company.
Jarad worked for us in 2011. He played a few games of minor league pro hockey before deciding it was time to stop chasing the dream. He apprenticed in plumbing. Since then he founded, owns and operates a successful construction company.
Ally worked on and off for Rocket Skate for 11 years, longer than anyone (other than me). I have no doubt she's one of the best skate sharpeners in the state. An amazingly talented violist, she's now working on her doctorate in music while employed as a teaching assistant at the University of Colorado.
Ksusha started with us in 2014. She finished her Bachelors Degree at CU, while working with us through early 2021. Ksusha is currently managing a medical research lab at CU. As a pre-med student, she'll return to school eventually to pursue research in growing human replacement limbs and organs.
Nick worked for us from Summer of 2019 though mid 2021 while finishing his Masters Degree in electrical and architectural engineering at CU. He landed an excellent position months before graduation in his chosen field.
Rose was a huge part of Rocket Skate, working with the team for just shy of seven years. She finished her studies at CU earning a Bachelors Degree just in time for the world to be derailed by Covid. This benefited us by her presence for most of an extra year. Though sad to see her go, I'm excited for her choice to seek a career in publishing and hopeful she realizes her potential as an excellent editor.
You might remember Maris for her unfiltered, very-dry sense of humor. (She's very funny once you figure it out). After two years at Rocket Skate, she's headed to Trine University in Indiana to begin her journey toward her M.D. She'll also continue skating as a member of the Trine Synchro Team.