Some people do the bare minimum to get by in life. Others continually strive to improve themselves and their lives. Without question, Andrew Rocklage falls into the latter category. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Rocklage has already accomplished a great deal in his relatively short life. However, he probably never could have predicted that he would one day be the owner of a trampoline park in sunny Tampa Bay, Florida. However, the young man uprooted himself from New England to seize an amazing opportunity in the Sunshine State. Given his educational background and prior work experiences, it’s surprising that he is where he is today.
From the time that he was a young boy, Andrew Rocklage showed amazing potential and incredible ambition. Even all the way back in elementary school, he worked hard and stood out from the crowd with his academic and athletic accomplishments. Indeed, Andrew was never the kind of person who rests on their laurels. He routinely went above and beyond the call of duty both in school and in his personal pursuits. These traits would serve him well in the years to come, and they would lay the foundation for what would become an amazing career.
If you’d asked Andrew Rocklage what he dreamed of being when he grew up when he was a kid, the boy probably would have said an athlete. Andrew was always enamored of sports and enjoyed pushing himself physically. As he got older, he started to take more of an interest in law and business. By the time he got to high school, he had decided that he was mostly interested in pursuing a career in sports or business. He had great grades and plenty of other things going for him, so there was no question about whether or not he’d go to college.
From the start, Andrew knew that he wanted to attend school in the Boston area. It made sense considering that the area is home to some of the most prestigious universities and colleges in the world. While Rocklage didn’t apply for Harvard, MIT or another school of that caliber, he set his sights on the University of Massachusetts. After investigating the Amherst campus’s Isenberg School of Management, Andrew decided to apply. He was accepted, and the next chapter in the journey of his life was about to begin. He couldn’t have been more excited.
In college, Andrew Rocklage excelled in his studies while staying active in many extracurricular activities. His school was demanding and competitive, and he completed internships to give himself the credentials that he needed to stand out. He especially enjoyed his time interning in public relations for Major League Lacrosse. It afforded him an up-close look at how businesses are operated, and it allowed him to be in close proximity to the world of sports. Even at this point, however, Rocklage was starting to suspect that this line of work may not be exactly what he wanted to pursue after all.
Upon graduating with a BS in sports management and economics in 2009, Andrew Rocklage surprised friends and family by applying to law school. The decision may have seemed to have come from out of left field, but it was something that he had been considering for some time. He was accepted at the highly regarded Suffolk University Law School, and he immediately got to work on his studies. During this time, he continued to stay connected to the Boston business world, and he seized any opportunity to engage in networking that would further his career in the future.
In 2013, Andrew Rocklage graduated from Suffolk University Law School with a Juris Doctor degree. From there, he took positions as legal consultant and as a law clerk to gain the experience that he needed. After that, he worked as corporate counsel for EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals. Although he did well in this line of work, he realized that he just wasn’t enjoying it very much. The work simply wasn’t as challenging or rewarding as he’d hoped it would be. Instead of staying in a career that didn’t truly meet his needs, Andrew decided to reinvent himself yet again by striking out as his own boss.
When an opportunity to purchase a franchise of the popular Sky Zone trampoline park chain presented itself, Andrew Rocklage jumped at it. There was one catch: It would mean having to relocate to Florida. Although he adored Boston and had always planned to stay there forever, the new opportunity was too good to resist. Andrew packed up and moved to Jupiter, FL, which is right by Tampa Bay. He then assumed ownership of a brand-new Sky Zone right in the heart of that city. Today, his Sky Zone is doing incredibly well, and Andrew is really enjoying the work and his new life.