aka: Chris Seale
fun derby title: Spinner of Plates
boring corporate title: CEO
Hurt Reynolds volunteered for Seattle's Rat City Rollergirls from 2005 - 2006, serving variously as the league's scoreboard operator, utility infielder, AV monkey, and head scorekeeper.
In January 2007, he uprooted himself from Seattle to launch a national derby tour, which eventually spanned nine months and covered over 37,000 miles and 35 leagues. Blogging the entire experience on Have Derby Will Travel at a time when there was no central hub for roller derby stats or scores, Hurt was the first person in modern roller derby to aggregate bout scores and report them, on his blog.
During his travels, supervolunteer Hurt helped leagues across North America with bout production, scoreboard software, tournament planning, seeding and structure, business consulting, and general derby therapy. Hurt Reynolds was the original keeper of WFTDA’s records during their early years of tournament hosting, pioneering what is now called the Games Officer position, and helping to establish some of today’s NSO procedures and standards with other veteran early WFTDA volunteers. A long time confidant and friend of many of WFTDA’s early leadership, Hurt helped develop the second WFTDA website including the Rules Q&A interface with the public.
Hurt would later claim the title of "WFTDA Tournament Survivor" when, at the 2010 North Central Region Playoffs, he became the last remaining person who had attended every single WFTDA tournament to date (a streak broken only when an unfortunate plumbing incident then kept him from East Regionals).
Hurt Reynolds was the first planner to join Ivanna S.Pankin and Trish the Dish in engineering the shift from the first to the second RollerCon, an epic two week long event that included workshops and full skating events for the first time. From 2006-2008 Hurt configured and maintained RollerCon’s early website and online registration processes, laid tracks, officiated derby weddings, and lead standing room only workshops on mediating derby drama and the evolution of the sport from sideshow to athletic event.
In 2008, Hurt Reynolds joined his heterolifemate Justice Feelgood Marshall’s groundbreaking DNN project with aspirations of continuing to write about derby and merging it with his database project, Derbymatic. As Derbymatic Project Manager, Hurt continues to direct a team of skilled volunteers in designing, maintaining, and populating data into the sport’s only comprehensive bout results database.
Hurt’s DNN innovations include finessing and streamlining video production and live streaming of roller derby bouts online. As Chief Executive Officer, Hurt manages much of Derby News Network’s daily business and relationships with outside partners. Under the alias Chris Seale, Hurt had careers as both a Laser Show Guy and Network Support Technician in the boom era of internet startups. He currently forms roller derby Voltron as a husband and father in New Mexico with DNN partner Mercy Less, and serves as a Remington Steele of sorts for their consulting business, Have Derby Will Travel.