Born in Lindenwold, New Jersey, Hotrod began skating in 2004, soon after leaving college, having not previously exercised for four years. Training with the Gotham Girls Roller Derby league, she was immediately picked out as a potential jammer. At the time, she worked as a photo editor, and played guitar in the punk band Lady Unluck.
By 2007, Hotrod was captain of Gotham"s "Queens of Pain" team and again in 2011.
After the 2010 WFTDA Championships, Hotrod was expected to move to Philadelphia, and leave the Gotham Girls. However, her work plans changed, and she remained with Gotham.
Hotrod was appointed co-captain of Team United States of America for the inaugural Roller Derby World Cup.