Joe Engel, Secretary Treasurer, born in Chicago, IL., moved to Colorado in his Junior year of high school. After graduating from Longmont High School, he then joined the US Navy. He served on the USS Downes as an Asroc Gunners Mate. After returning from the service and moving back to Longmont  he met his wife-to-be Gail. Joe and Gail married, raised two children and in 1991 started their own masonry company, Engel Masonry, Inc..  Eventually the couple moved to Fort Collins for a short time then settled in Loveland Colorado. Joe maintains his business today, doing Stone, Brick and Stucco on homes across the front range of Colorado. Joe took on his step daughter as his own from the moment they were together. When his grandson was born to her, it was nothing for him to except him as his own. When the couple decided to adopted their grandson, there was no question that it was a pleasure and an honor to be his father. Joe and Gail attended a second time around class to learn how to be parents again at a young age of fifty something. Together they attended support groups and struggled for help and understanding of their situation. They have attended classes on FASD, gone together to every IEP and counseling meeting. They have worked side by side to support the grandchild that needed their help with Autism, FASD and Intellectual Disabilities. Joe has been there to support the advocacy work that Gail has always pursued. When she decided to retire, and start up a non- profit organization. he again stood beside her. When it is time to pack up the boxes and haul them to another event, Joe is there. When there is a meeting for Gail to attend, Joe is there to pick up the kids. Whether it is running after ice or picking up supplies Joe has always been at Gail’s side. He knows more about the ins and outs of the organization than anyone does. Joe has promoted, recruited and advocated for grandparents as much as Gail has. So, when Gail ask him to sign on as a Board member, he was not surprised.
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Joe Engel

Joe Engel, Secretary Treasurer, born in Chicago, IL., moved to Colorado in his Junior year of high school. After graduating from Longmont High School, he then joined the US Navy. He served on the USS Downes as an Asroc Gunners Mate. After returning from the service and moving back to Longmont  he met his wife-to-be Gail. Joe and Gail married, raised two children and in 1991 started their own masonry company, Engel Masonry, Inc..  Eventually the couple moved to Fort Collins for a short time then settled in Loveland Colorado. Joe maintains his business today, doing Stone, Brick and Stucco on homes across the front range of Colorado. Joe took on his step daughter as his own from the moment they were together. When his grandson was born to her, it was nothing for him to except him as his own. When the couple decided to adopted their grandson, there was no question that it was a pleasure and an honor to be his father. Joe and Gail attended a second time around class to learn how to be parents again at a young age of fifty something. Together they attended support groups and struggled for help and understanding of their situation. They have attended classes on FASD, gone together to every IEP and counseling meeting. They have worked side by side to support the grandchild that needed their help with Autism, FASD and Intellectual Disabilities. Joe has been there to support the advocacy work that Gail has always pursued. When she decided to retire, and start up a non-profit organization. he again stood beside her. When it is time to pack up the boxes and haul them to another event, Joe is there. When there is a meeting for Gail to attend, Joe is there to pick up the kids. Whether it is running after ice or picking up supplies Joe has always been at Gail’s side. He knows more about the ins and outs of the organization than anyone does. Joe has promoted, recruited and advocated for grandparents as much as Gail has. So, when Gail ask him to sign on as a Board member, he was not surprised.
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Joe Engel