Announcer Booma Thurman


Nickname: Booma
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Real Life Job: Food Safety Lady

Team(s): Officials, #teamladyref, Announcers
Athletic Background: High School Basketball, College Goofing Off, 15 years of running after children
Awards and Accolades: 2014-15 Officials Rookie of the Year (LOL), 2015-16 Skating Ref Roll Model, 2016-17 Assistant Head of Officiating
Most Memorable Derby Moment: Neil Gaiman was a spectator at a CVRG/Naptown game I reffed in 2009. I didn’t even KNOW about it until after the fact, thus sparing him from (likely very awkward) fangirling on my part.
What’s Your Bout Day Routine? Big breakfast, business as usual (which usually means running my kids around to various places), pack my bag and double check it, add all the things I forgot the first time, grab a big ol’ coffee on my way to the Coliseum and then do the thing.
Any Derby Related Metal? No and let’s keep it that way.

Favorite Movie Genre: Sci-fi and weird comedies. Coen Bros.
What Actor Would Play You in a Movie of Your Life? Uma Thurman, duh
Favorite Movie Quote: “Whoa, whoa, whoa, Chatty Cathy! Clip yer string, I don’t need to know!”