When Morgan Tomsha combined her roller derby nickname, MoLeficent—based on the Disney villain Maleficent—with her bakery business in Valley Springs, she crafted a memorable experience for those seeking something sweet and a little wicked. 

The character of Maleficent is not actually a devil at all, but a powerful, horned fairy who was dealt a bad hand by neighboring villagers, and is more than a little misunderstood. Maleficent is, however, a formidable opponent, turning into a flame-throwing dragon when she embraces her full powers. That’s why Tomsha’s roller derby persona, and then her bakery business, took cues from the iconic magical villain.

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Marie-Elena studied creative writing, art, and photography at University of Nebraska at Omaha, graduating with a BA in Studio Art -Visual Media. She moved to California from Nebraska in 2019 and is happy to call Calaveras County her home.

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