If you’ve ever visited the Sky Zone in Tampa Bay, Florida, you’ve unknowingly visited a franchise that is owned by a well-known Boston businessman named Andrew Rocklage. Interestingly enough, Rocklage didn’t start out in his career with plans to be a business owner at such a young age. After earning a law degree and working in the legal field for a while, however, the opportunity presented itself, and he decided to go for it. Even if you don’t know what Sky Zone is, you are sure to be impressed by Rocklage’s credentials and experience, so read on to learn more about him.
Growing up in Greater Boston, Andrew Rocklage was fortunate in that he lived in close proximity of some of the finest educational institutions in the world. Right in the metro area, you’ll find prestigious institutes of higher learning like Harvard and MIT. Those are the best-known examples, but the area is studded with many other highly regarded colleges and universities. Greater Boston also has a very educated population, so Andrew was lucky enough to be surrounded by people who cared a great deal about education. These people inspired him to strive to be his very best in everything that he does.
After finishing high school, Andrew Rocklage was ready for bigger and better things. He was accepted into the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he enjoyed the college life while working hard to earn his degree. By the time that he finished in 2009, he was cum laude and had earned a bachelor of science in sports management with a minor in economics. The really interesting thing here is that this part of his education isn’t reflected a whole lot in his current business dealings. His tastes and interests have shifted and evolved frequently through the years.
Once he’d earned his bachelor’s degree, Rocklage was thirsty for more education. He went on to attend Suffolk University Law School, which is considered to be one of the best law schools in the region. He finished his studies there in 2013, and he left the school with a Juris Doctor law degree. While working on his various degrees, the young man also participated in many internships that afforded him incredible connections within the Boston business community. Little did he know that these connections would come very much in handy just a few years down the road.
Andrew Rocklage has held many positions in his brief professional career, as he has eclectic interests and tastes. One of his internships was in public relations for Major League Lacrosse. That internship nicely wove together a few aspects of Andrew’s educational background, and it helped him to get his foot in the door in the world of business. Later, he held down positions as a legal consultant and a law clerk before becoming corporate counsel for EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals. Andrew did well in the world of law, but it didn’t really excite him as much as he had expected.
The restless young businessman decided that he needed something of his own. He realized that if he really wanted to achieve amazing levels of success, he couldn’t work for someone else. When he ran across an opportunity to own a franchise of a popular indoor trampoline park, he knew what he had to do. Andrew Rocklage jumped at the opportunity to become involved with Sky Zone, which has taken the country by storm as being the first national chain of indoor trampoline parks. Interestingly enough, Andrew now owns and operates the Sky Zone in Tampa Bay, FL. The Boston native traded the snowy winters of the north for the year-round warmth and sunshine of Jupiter, FL, where he now resides.
Although he’s only owned the new Tampa Bay Sky Zone for a short period, Andrew Rocklage has quickly made a name for himself in the community. His Sky Zone is a true marvel, and you will find many exciting features and attractions within the massive facility. There are wall-to-wall trampolines where people can flip, jump and try various acrobatics with friends. Lively, high-energy music is always pumping, so everyone is excited and ready to go.
The Sky Zone also boasts a FoamZone with soft foam; SkySlam, which merges basketball with trampolines; Ultimate Dodgeball; and even a Fuel Zone, which is basically a concessions stand.
For now, it appears that Andrew Rocklage is content owning and running Sky Zone. Given how adventurous and innovative he is, however, there’s no doubt that he will move on to even bigger and better things later.