Bogi Latiener – Owner
Bogi is a master mechanic and the owner of 180 Degrees Automotive in Phoenix Arizona. She also teaches basic car care classes for women for repair facilities and organizations across the country. “I’m passionate about teaching others about their cars, getting more women into the automotive field and supporting the industrial arts in general.”
Kenny - Master Tech, Lead Technician
Our lead comedian was born in LA, but grew up in Phoenix. In 2011 he joined our circus and has been keeping us smiling ever since. His dedication to the company is surpassed only by the dedication to his family. When he’s not in full 180 mode, you can likely find him cheering on the sideline at one of his kids’ soccer or volleyball games.
Angel – Technician
Born and raised in New Mexico, Angel relocated to Phoenix in 2009. She joined the 180 team in 2010 and has been hard at work ever since. Driven by challenges and determination, Angel enjoys the problem solving aspects of being a mechanic. She considers 180 Auto to be her second family and her commitment comes through in everything she does.
Brittni – Technician
Hailing from Peoria, Arizona, Brittni joined our team in 2013. From a young age, she had always gravitated towards hands-on activities. Her passion grew into helping friends and family work on vehicles as a teenager. Brittni is an ASE Certified Master Technician and her specialties are Volkswagen, Audi, Mini and Fiat. In her spare time, she is passionate about building off-road trucks and performance engines…oh, and cats!
Valdez – Technician
Valdez recently moved to the Valley in 2016. He’s always been mechanically inclined and has had a passion in the automotive field. When he was an engine mechanic for F/A-18 in the Navy, there was an auto hobby shop that he rented a lift and some garage time from to work on his own vehicle’s. This is where he taught himself the basics of auto repair and then became the family hero when his sister’s cars needing to be repaired as well. In his spare time, he’s a movie buff, he loves putting together computers, and hanging out with his son.
Austin – Bogi’s Right Hand
Austin has been a Phoenician since 2000 and came aboard 180 Degrees Automotive in 2013. She didn’t have a background in the automotive industry, but rather was inspired by Bogi’s vision for the business and wanted to be part of a team that made car care less intimidating while building long-term client relationships. When she’s not working, Austin is passionate about enjoying local live music and vegetarian cuisine.
Nina – Customer Service Representative
Nina’s a Phoenix native and may be the first voice you hear, or the bright and bubbly face you’ll see when coming to 180 Auto. She loves to sing, and happens to be classically trained! When not at work, or during her lunch break, she hears the call of the mountains and goes for a run. Her customer service skills are top notch, and she’ll make you feel right at home while your car is in our safe hands.