Join us this Sunday, September 12th at 4pm on Zoom for this month’s Faith + Works talk. We will hear from Roger Apollon:
“It is said that Jesus traveled no more than a 40 mile radius during his time on earth. During that time, he walked to many towns, went to gatherings and met a LOT of needs. In short: when Jesus showed up, he made things DOPE! My talk centers on how I strive to do the same in my life through my business and involvement with the local community.”
About Roger:Roger has been a craft beer fanatic for more than fifteen years. Founder’s Brewing Backwoods Bastard was the revelatory taste that led him to form the “Beer Council”, a monthly tasting group that met in his dining room. As Roger’s palate developed, the Council hosted themed tastings and visited 100+ breweries, and he found mentors and inspiration at Other Half and Brooklyn Brewing. He also found, in the community of the Oranges, fast friends in Jeff and Anthony: first as musical collaborators, then as business partners. Prior to his creative outlet at Four City, Roger’s career path led him to 15 years in New York’s fashion industry, and 16 years as a physical education teacher—and for all of that time he has been an active musician and singer, founding ska and reggae bands Bigger Thomas, Rude Boy George and Heavensbee. Born in Newark, Roger grew up in West and East Orange, and graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick. He and Sally, his wife of 23 years, have two sons, Jax and Anthony. What free time remains to him is devoted to his favorite soccer team, Tottenham Hotspur.