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.
180° Automotive is Bogi’s award winning auto repair shop in Phoenix Arizona. Their tag line is, “We make cars less scary.”
Bogi’s vision for 180° Degrees Automotive is to provide individualized automotive repair service and educational programs about automobile maintenance, and to break the stereotype that “women don’t know anything about cars.” Her mission is to inform and empower her clients to take an active role in caring for their vehicles, and to encourage other women to pursue careers as auto mechanics.
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.