August Meeting Speakers: Zach & Joel Appel, Childhood Addiction

Zach Appel is a junior at Metro State. Zach grew up in Denver and attended several high schools in Denver and a boarding school in Maine. Zach has been sober for 3.5 years and now helps teens and adults get and stay sober. Zach’s interests are music, reading, psychology, and anything outdoors.

Joel Appel has been an entrepreneur and business manager most of his life. After graduating from Claremont McKenna College and Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Joel worked at the Quaker Oats Company for 8 years. He then founded Orange Glo International with his parents, which they sold to Church & Dwight/Arm & Hammer in 2006. A year later Joel founded Launch Pad Ventures which partners with inventors and entrepreneurs who have created such cool companies as Tortle, Brainetics, FullBar, Base Education, and Sleep For Life. Joel sits on the boards of First Descents and the Hoffman Institute. Joel is married to Tiffany Glucksman Appel, has two kids, Zachary and Danielle, and also loves everything outdoors.