Bogi has been a professional automotive technician her entire adult life. She is an ASE Certified Master Technician and a BMW factory trained Master Technician. BMW’s are still her favorite vehicles to work on.
Bogi founded Girl Gang Garage with a dream to create a community-focused business to encourage open and uninhibited exploration, hands-on training and initiatives, and to foster connections between women already working in the industry.“
Girl Gang Garage is a unique shop whose purpose is to elevate, encourage, and champion the entry and advancement of women within the automotive & skilled trade industries. We strive to empower women and provide them with the tools to redefine their identities and break down the barriers that have limited their access or awareness to the many transformative careers within the automotive industry. Girl Gang Garage is more than a physical location; it is a living breathing network of women, ranging from novices to industry veterans, all coming together with the singular goal of growing stronger together and developing new opportunities for the next generation.
Bogi has been co-host of Velocity’s All Girls Garage since the show first launched in 2012. “We get notes from women from all over the country. Some work in the industry and many are women who didn’t think they had the know-how to work on cars and are now getting their hands dirty.” Bogi loves that All Girls Garage is inspiring the next generation of women who want to work on their cars. Catch episodes with Bogi alongside her co-hosts Cristy Lee and Rachel DeBarros on Velocity channel weekend mornings at 11:30 am EST.
Her mix of knowledge, professionalism & humor make Bogi a standout choice to be the brand voice and personality your automotive company needs to help you reach, engage and win over customers. Some of the ways you can put Bogi’s winning formula to work for you are:
Bogi walks the walk and is regarded as a down-to-earth automotive professional and genuine gearhead.
Bogi’s unique voice and insights engage, inspire and entertain any audience. No matter the topic, her industry-proven knowledge, authenticity and passion have made her one of the most sought-after speakers in the automotive industry and women leadership conferences.
When not filming All Girls Garage or running the shop, you can find Bogi teaching management classes for shop owners all around the country. Bogi’s passion for the industry and changing the way people think about technicians and auto repair is infectious and motivating. She teaches regularly for WorldPac Training Institute on relationship marketing and delivering world class customer service.
Since 2006 when Bogi opened her shop 180 Degrees Automotive she has been regularly teaching car care classes for women in her community. Women love that her classes are hands-on, informative and entertaining. She covers the basics of car maintenance with the goal of and empowering her students to be more educated car owners.
Some of the skills covered in class include:
While the goal of the classes is to share automotive knowledge, many students walk away with a sense of empowerment that, “I can do this!”
Bogi is also available for:
The Chevy Montage, is a ’57 Chevy pickup all-female build. Bogi is excited about giving women the opportunity to explore specialty careers in the automotive industry through this project. Bogi’s Garage will be providing hands-on-training with female industry experts and building community with women to share and support their passion for working on cars.
The truck will be revealed November 1st, 2017 at the SEMA Show.