Kendra grew up in the sunshine of Clovis, California, playing sports and cheering on her favorite teams: the SF Giants and 49ers! She has always had a passion for sports, especially volleyball, so when she ditched the valley to attend UC Irvine (Go Anteaters!), she became very active in the campus sports culture. After graduation, she moved to the City of Sin, Washington DC, to start her next adventure. Since her arrival, she has learned to embrace winter coats and revel in ungodly humidity. She loves how much DC has to offer, the people, culture and its social sport scene, and is excited to be heading up the ZogSportsDC team.
Sports Operations and Growth Manager
Born and raised in New Jersey, Sean is part of Generation 3 at ZogSports. Sean graduated from West Virginia University in May of 2013, where he got to see a Big East championship and an Orange Bowl trophy brought home by those country roads, to the place they belong - Morgantown. (Let’s Go… Mountaineers!) After mastering his skills in tailgate games and intramural sports, it was a seamless transition as a League Coordinator for the ZogSports New Jersey team. After a few years there he decided to takes his talents to DC. If you spot him at a tailgate, Sean is open to any challengers in KanJam, where he has been said to be the “Chris Paul” of the sport with his perfectly placed tosses hovering above the Kan. This skill looks as if to come naturally to the Columbia High School alumni where the sport Ultimate was invented. When not at ZogSports, Sean is catching some waves at the Jersey shore, playing pick-up games at the park, or just wandering around with his headphones plugged in, but don’t be afraid to stop him and say hey.
League & Expansion Manager
Freehold, NJ is home to both Bruce Springsteen and a scrappy tomboy named Kelaine Conochan. We hired the one with more obvious career longevity.Kelaine got a degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland and earned a Master of Public Policy from the University of Southern California. She then pretended to be corporate for a decade, working in the fields of public opinion research, UX, and client services. This career track only reinforced – through proving the null hypothesis – her unending desire to be an adult gym teacher. As DC’s League and Expansion Manager, she’s finally fulfilling her #goals #onetruelove #destiny. Consider Kelaine #blessed.Growing up, Kelaine ran track and played basketball, soccer, and softball. A relay race enthusiast, she also led her class to win the Golden Sneaker in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade Field Days at Applegate School. Not that she’s counting or anything. As her high school soccer coach explained in front of the whole team multiple times, “Kelaine has no skill, but she would run through a brick wall to get the ball.” Perhaps as a self-fulfilling prophecy, Kelaine has since lost toenails and found ultramarathons, where effort and blatant disregard for bodily limits are the most important indicators of success.When not running herself sweaty, Kelaine enjoys writing for outlets like ESPN, Runner’s World, and The Prompt, an online magazine she founded with other charming hipsters with degrees they’re not using.
League and Expansion Coordinator
Meet Hope: the token child prodigy, resident Cinderella, and rugby extraordinaire of the ZogSports DC office. Like most military kids, Hope spent her childhood moving from school to school and being a professional “new kid.” She found solace in sports and being a part of a team. Highlights of Hope’s childhood include discovering shoo fly pie, developing a fear of the Easter Bunny, meeting Vanna White in Turks and Caicos, eating wild mulberries, and climbing the biggest and best beech trees. After crossing many state lines and “beating the system,” Hope graduated from high school and enrolled in Old Dominion University (go monarchs!) at the tender age of sixteen. It was at Ol’ Dirty that she found her one true love, rugby. For four years, she dominated the sport club department by leading a top-tier rugby team until an epiphany hit. Maybe she could turn this sports thing into a career? There was no going back. With a dream and twinkle in her eye, Hope packed her bags and moved to DC to tackle her biggest opponent yet. Graduate school (go Hoyas!). While soaking up the glitz and glam of DC, Hope stumbled upon ZogSports and joined the team as an intern. It was a true rags-to-riches story. Hope had no choice but to come on full time at ZogSports when the opportunity presented itself. Really. She had no choice. Her supervisors promised that they would run her out of the city and blacklist her from all social leagues in the area if she didn’t. She has come to accept this fate *blinks twice* and is super excited to facilitate connections all over the city and Maryland like a fairy godmother. Hope aspires to own a Scottish Terrier named Ovi and ski to work every day. Ovi would be the office dog and together they’d own a rugby team. Hope is a dreamer if you can’t tell. Outside of work, you can find her checking out new bars, hashing, hiking, and playing rugby.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.