• Matt Worley

    General Manager

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    Matt Worley

    General Manager

    Matt Worley is a native of Nebraska (That's one of those "fly over" states in the middle) where he grew up a die-hard Husker fan while playing Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, and Football. Matt graduated from Dana College in his home state with a BA degree in Vocal Music and Education while minoring in Theater and spending all his free time starting Ultimate Frisbee leagues in the quad (yes, we actually had a "quad").

    Upon graduation Matt made his way to San Francisco where he became a temporary Giants fan (Barry Bonds was hitting all those HR's) while getting his MFA in Acting from the acclaimed American Conservatory Theater. With a desire for more sports teams and a longing for "actual seasons" he headed to NYC. While getting settled into New York he first found Zog Sports as a softball player. He found the perfect mix of competition, social interaction, and social awareness to be addicting and went on to play touch football, dodgeball, basketball and even kickball with Zog. After reffing many of these same sports with Zog, Matt started to long for the California sun once again and took his passions to the beaches of LA.

    Once in Los Angeles he quickly found the sports leagues and social interaction to be one sided and a little disappointing. The constant pleading of bringing Zog out west was finally answered and Matt is excited to tailor the passion of Zog Sports to the west coast life-style.

    In his free time, Matt loves going to live professional sporting events and playing any sport he can find. He enjoys going out and meeting new people, hiking the many canyons and hills of Los Angeles, watching his Huskers at any bar that will show the games, and continuing to learn the many way of the force (yes, I love Star Wars). Look for Matt on the field and challenge him with flip cup or beer pong at the bar!

    Gretchen Arensdorf

    League and Expansion Manager

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    Gretchen Arensdorf

    League and Expansion Manager

    Gretchen's bio coming soon!

    Josh Ellis

    Sports League and Expansion Coordinator

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    Josh Ellis

    Sports League and Expansion Coordinator

    Josh hails from the great state of Indiana, smack dab in the aortic valve of Big Ten country. Choose your words wisely when discussing the topic. Josh is what Miriam-Webster calls “a modern day nomad.” He’s visited 38 states, four continents, and has even lived in Mumbai. Somehow he’s never made it to a Mexican prison, though.


    Josh received his BA in Business Administration from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL (birthplace of Burt Reynolds). He then started his banking career in New York City, where he met his true love and her name was Brooklyn. During the same romantic era, Josh also enrolled in ZogSports where he majored in football and minored in kickball. His team’s crowning achievement was winning the Summer 2013 ZogSports Football Tournament and making the cover of ESPN’s body issue.

    During a particularly enlightened trip to California, Josh realized that the West Coast was where he belonged. When the time came, he packed his nomadic lifestyle into his nomadic car, sold everything else (including his morals), and made the cross-country trip to beautiful Los Angeles. Upon arrival, he reconnected with Zog and resumed playing football, while also adding softball to his resume. Shortly after becoming an LA Zogger, Josh became a referee. After a year and a half of refereeing, he had done it all: football, soccer, volleyball, softball, basketball, and even the common man’s sport, bowling!

    No matter what, you can rely on finding Josh at a Zog happy hour. He loves to tell people the only reason he plays is so he can go to the bar afterwards (which is a malicious lie, as he also likes winning championships). If you see him around, offer him a beer. He promises to return the favor with a great conversation!

    Robert Herzog

    Founder & CEO

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    Robert Herzog

    Founder & CEO

    Robert "Zog" Herzog is the man behind the curtain. He founded ZogSports after having a close call on 9/11.  After arriving late for work, he witnessed his office, which was located on the 96th floor of World Trade Center Tower #1, being directly hit by the first plane.  Rob decided to build on the tremendous human charity he witnessed following 9/11 and to help foster community in New York by creating ZogSports, which encourages New Yorkers to maintain perspective and a more balanced lifestyle by having fun while also giving something back to the community.  Click here to read the letter that Rob wrote to all of our customers on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  Robert holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from Brown University.

    When he's not priming ZogSports to take over the world, Rob enjoys hanging with his wife Laurin and their two little Zogs, Spencer and Jackson.  In fact, Rob says his lifetime sports highlight was meeting Laurin even while getting mercy-ruled in a citywide softball tournament (she played 2nd base and he was at short) then shooting an 84 on a very tough golf course and finally coincidentally seeing Laurin again at a party that night.  Rob dropped the line: "Oooh, you clean up nice!" on her and the rest is history.  In his spare time from organizing this massive operation, Rob can be found making cameos at the fields and gyms, getting down at ZogSports parties, and boogying to 80s tunes in his office.

    Mike Mortellaro

    Chief Operating Officer

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    Mike Mortellaro

    Chief Operating Officer

    Mike began his ZogSports career on “At Least We Can Drink”, a dodgeball team that defined the opposite of undefeated. This Port Jefferson native soon learned his real calling is as a wiffle ball pitcher, a career that began as the #1 starter on “Hit Or Get Off The Pot”. His world famous changeup is affectionately known as the “Mortball”, a knee buckling changeup that makes even the best Zog wiffleballer wish they had not gotten up that morning. He even taught Stephen Strasburg his changeup based on the mechanics of the Mortball. While he’s dabbled in softball and bowling, he’s better known for post frame dancing and chest bumps than strikes on the 2 time defending non-champion “Unholy Rollers”. He’s also an avid Jets fan, golfer and skier. This Cornell University grad holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is especially prone to mosquito bites. Mike and his wife Nicole are obsessed with lions, leopards, and cheetahs after their honeymoon in South Aftrica.  He shares the same birthday as his sister and has ordered more food via seamless web than any other human and can clap vigorously with one hand. He’s also one of the best mini-ping pong players in the world, and if you disagree he just may throw a Mortball your way.

    Teams

    Wiffle Ball - Hit Or Get Off The Pot (Runner-up), Get Your Cat Out Of My Blender (Champs)

    Dodgeball – At Least We Can Drink, Jodi's Team, Not Jodi's Team

    Bowling – Unholy Rollers

    Softball – Christie’s Team, Flamboyant Mousse-Stashes, We All Met On Tinder, Tinder Babies, Jodi's Team, Mooooooose!!, Rollie Fingers' Mustache

    Football - The Locked Out Players, There's Something Brown On My Shirt

    Volleyball - Six Pack

    Soccer - S.P.R.I.N.T

    Amy Cooperstock

    Director of Basically Everything

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    Amy Cooperstock

    Director of Basically Everything

    Raised on the hard streets of the Upper East Side, Amy Cooperstock (or LockStock, to use her prison moniker) is ZogSports' muscle, parental guardian and legal conscience. When she's not extinguishing fires, organizing staff events or screening future employees, Amy is gluing together the ceiling and the walls to prevent the office from falling apart. In her free time, Amy likes to process payroll, answer questions about health insurance benefits and play miniature golf. 

    Fun fact: Amy doesn't own nunchucks. 

    How many Cooperstocks does it take to screw in a light bulb? After a brief call to ConEd, the light bulbs now understand it's in their best interest to never burn out.

    Why did Amy cross the road? To pick up office supplies. That wasn't a joke. It was an errand.

    Why aren't there any photos of Amy on the Internet? That's insensitive. Rephrase your question.

    Does Amy have any photos on the Internet? No. Next question.

    Parlez-vous français? Amy does! You can take that and smear it on your cronut.

    Jody Zellman

    National Expansion Manager

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    Jody Zellman

    National Expansion Manager

    It's unclear where Jody is from or who raised him, but the answers to these mysteries are generally assumed to be Spokane, WA and a pack of feral badgers.

    After finding himself in a mirror shop in Nepal, Jody went to Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where he received a B.A. in Anthropology and a B.A. in Modern Jewish Studies. As any critical mind can discern, this adequately prepared Jody for a lavish life of private jets, supermodel lovers and bathtubs full of burning money.

    After a year of traveling abroad, teaching SAT classes in Korea and trucking sixty 18-year-old young adults (old kids) around 14 countries, Jody returned to The Big Bad Apple and began a lucrative career as an unemployed Netflix connoisseur-- a position for which he was overqualified and underpaid. Hey, live rich or die trying. Right, guys? Yeah...

    Jody worked two weeks at a Danish fashion company before the entire US division was laid off. It's unclear if Jody's hiring was the cause of said layoffs... the jury is still out. Yet, this fortuitous fashion folly led Jody to the office of Rob Herzog. Thanks to a well-placed phone call, a poorly rehearsed George Carlin routine and a briefcase of unmarked $100 bills, ZogSports welcomed him into their wonderful world of fun-making.

    Jody is the ZogSports National Expansion Manager, which in business speak means he works with all of our markets to support them in their marketing, communications and general expansion strategy. Additionally, Jody spends a lot of time trying to improve our web experience for Zoggers, Field Team and the occasional Albanian hacker.

    If you would like to contact Jody, checks can be mailed to the main office. He also accepts credit cards and Bitcoin.