About Bogi

Bogi is a Master Mechanic and the owner of 180 Degrees Automotive, a full service auto repair shop located in central Phoenix. Her somewhat unexpected journey to becoming a mechanic started when she was a young adult and her first car found itself repeatedly in the shop for repairs. Her experiences often left her wishing she knew about auto repair in order to feel less vulnerable and led her to enroll in auto shop classes in her high school. After graduating Oberlin College and preparing for law school, Bogi realized she missed working on cars and instead moved to Phoenix to attend Universal Technical Institute. Bogi worked in the field as a master certified BMW mechanic for 6 years before starting her own shop. Over the years, it became clear to her that her passion was not only fixing cars, it was also empowering others through the knowledge of automotive basics, promoting women in the automotive industry, and creating a healthier relationship between owners, their cars and the automotive process. Today, in addition to working in and running the very busy 180 Auto, Bogi also teaches car care classes for women at her shop, teaches and speaks to groups across the country, and appears on the Velocity Channel as part of the all female crew for the new show All Girls Garage. She is most happy when she is teaching about cars and getting people excited about what they are capable of doing.