Matt Bogorad, more commonly known as Matt Bogey, has been on the lane for 6 months now. He’s a great addition to our New York staff and has rapidly become one of our go-to New York brand ambassadors. Matt grew up in the Catskill Mountains in Upstate New York and attended Lasell College, just outside of Boston. Throughout his years at Lasell, Matt enjoyed playing rugby with friends. Bogey also managed the Forestburgh Playhouse every year since turning 17. He considers the tavern his second home!
We love working with Matt at ML. He’s hard working and always brings his A game. When asked what he likes about ML Matt replied, “Without sounding too mawkish, everything. The company is filled with down-to-earth professional people. It’s refreshing. Everyone seems to just ‘get it.’ It also feels so nice not to have to report to the same location on a daily basis. The versatility surrounding each gig constantly keeps me on my toes and prevents work from ever becoming anything close to banal.”
Outside the Lane Matt works as a bartender and gymnastics instructor. His main focus right now is studying for grad school. Bogey’s plan is to get his MA in English Literature and hopefully start teaching at a college or university. When he’s not occupied by his 3 jobs and studying for grad school Bogey enjoys playing the banjo, bass and guitar!
Oh, and he has a great cat named Frederick Douglas.
Blue vs Yellow?
What famous person would you want to meet?
Neil deGrasse Tyson
What is your spirit animal and why?
An Elephant. I never forget.
If a movie was made about your life, what actor would play you?
Even though I’m not tall, Jason Segel.
Favorite movie and Why?
What Dreams May Come…Just watch it.
What character have you always wanted to play?
Favorite 90s jam
I Get Knocked Down
Something that made you smile today
A woman yelling at her dog, as if it was her drunk husband, to not pick a fight with a larger dog down the street.
Morning or night person?
What’s your hidden talent?
I can wiggle my ears.
What would you do with 15 minutes of fame?
Either say something really profound or incredibly stupid. Or both. Probably both.
What is the most bizarre job you’ve done?
I was a live-in “manny” for two years while going to college.
Most embarrassing moment
I was bouncing on a trampoline at the gymnastics studio I work for. It was my first day of work and there were a bunch of actual gymnasts around, (I’ve never taken gymnastics in my life) and I let out an obnoxious fart.
What flavor ice cream would you be and why?
Vanilla. It’s plain at surface level but it wears a lot of hats.
What time period would you visit in history?
What’s the longest word you know? (NO GOOGLING)
Who do you look up to the most and why?
Quite possibly my girlfriend. She’s the toughest person I know.