At Sober Apartment Living, Co., we provide the lifestyle and support for a
successful transition from addiction recovery to an independent, productive life of sobriety and
contentment at our sober apartments in Scottsdale. By fostering a tightly knit, supportive community of like-minded individuals, we nurture an environment where residents don’t just survive, they thrive.
About Sober Apartment Living, Co.
Sober Apartment Living, Co. (SAL) was founded upon the premise that individuals who have successfully completed a rehabilitation program improve their odds of achieving lasting drug and/or alcohol recovery at our Scottsdale apartments by transitioning to an intensely supportive sober living environment, one that looks and feels like the “real world.” SAL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides this exact solution: independent-living apartment complexes complemented with an array of support resources. Our affordable sober apartments in Scottsdale not only allow residents to gain strength, confidence, and conviction to overcome their daily challenges, but SAL also helps prepare them for lifelong sobriety.
SAL is designed to provide onsite assistance and support to help those in recovery reduce the potential for relapse. Although we are not a rehab, therapy program, or clinical service provider, we understand that sustained sobriety is a journey, one made easier at our Scottsdale sober living apartments. We appreciate the trust our residents and their therapists, healthcare providers, and friends and family members put in us to support this worthy pursuit.
Craig Zoellner | Chairman & Treasurer, Co-Founder
Craig kicked off his career working on acquisitions and strategic planning with a Fortune 200 company. He has more than 25 years of experience building and developing national companies in various industries, overseeing everything from strategic planning and financial analysis to sourcing capital, purchasing, systems and controls, acquisitions, facilities relocation/expansions, budgeting, and general infrastructure development.
In addition, Craig has managed two private investment companies and has been responsible for more than 50 company acquisitions and sales. He has also been a partner with a national commercial real estate investment and management company since 2003.
Craig has a master’s in business administration from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College. Married with three children, he enjoys hiking, playing golf, and snowshoeing in his free time.
Jeff Lovill | Vice Chairman & Secretary, Co-Founder
Jeff brings more than 30 years of business experience to SAL, with a focus on training, business development, strategic partnerships, and employee and customer relations. His broad experience includes a wide range of industries, from communications and entertainment to aerospace/defense contracting and logistic services. In recent years, Jeff has been helping to expand hyper-growth companies into multiregional, national, and international platforms and marketplaces – focusing on systems, processes, and training and organizational development activities.
Jeff has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University and a master’s and bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University. Married with three grown children, Jeff enjoys reading, running, and playing the piano and guitar.
Christina Gorman, MA, LPC | Director
Christina is a seasoned behavioral health professional with valuable experience in several treatment methods, including intensive outpatient programs, partial hospitalization programs, and residential treatment centers. Although she started her career in sales and marketing, her passion for relating to and helping others led her to pursue a master’s degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis on co-occurring mental health issues including substance abuse and eating and mood-related disorders.
For the past 11 years, Christina has held a variety of business and program development roles, helping to build one of the nation’s premier treatment facilities for girls and women struggling with complex co-occurring disorders. The scope and depth of her understanding of the behavioral health landscape has led her to consult for private equity and venture firms, providing insight around psychiatric and addiction treatment facilities, acquisition opportunities, and technology companies within the behavioral health sector.
In addition, Christina channeled her passion for the power of creativity and appreciation for individual differences into founding The Rare Bird Project, an organization that strives to raise awareness around the issues related to mental health, body image, and addiction.
Christina has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from DePaul University and bachelor’s degrees from San Diego State University. She enjoys restaurant hopping, seeking out indie music and art shows, and going on adventures with her young son.
Mike spent 17 years working for a major national apartment development and management company before founding RedPeak Properties in 2002. Today RedPeak is one of the leading apartment development, investment, and management companies in Colorado. After leaving RedPeak in 2017, Mike is currently the founder and owner of ZF Capital. Throughout his career in multifamily property development, Mike has overseen the construction or purchase and redevelopment of more than 70 apartment projects totaling over 11,500 units. He is helping SAL evaluate apartment complexes to purchase or lease and will help ensure the efficient property management of SAL complexes. Mike has a law degree and bachelor’s degree from Creighton University.
In 2014, John joined the board of directors for “Living In Recovery,” a Maryland-based nonprofit helping men and women remain in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. He is currently serving his second term as board president.
Most recently, John has worked for Expense Reduction Analysts, helping companies recover cash from their operating expense base. Prior to joining ERA, John was the senior vice president of operations for SunTrust Equipment Finance. He has a wealth of experience in the financial services industry, having held senior roles with banks, a credit union, an asset recovery firm, and a call center outsourcer.
John has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado.
Scott was a Principal of Baron Properties and Mountain West Industrial Properties from 1995 through 2019. Headquartered in Denver, Baron is a leading developer/owner of apartment communities having developed or purchased in excess of 15,000 units. Baron’s current portfolios consist of approximately 3,500 units in Denver, Dallas, Houston, Boise, and Phoenix. Mountain West Industrial Properties, Baron’s industrial platform, has acquired or developed over 5 million square feet of warehouse buildings. Scott is advising SAL in its search for apartment communities to acquire, lesser or develop.
Paul has extensive management experience with a wide variety of companies and industries including serving as the CEO/President of three different companies. His responsibilities have encompassed sales, operations, HR and Finance. Paul is working with SAL locations to develop workplace partnerships with local employers, partnerships with local community colleges, training programs for our residents, and career development assistance programs for our residents. Paul holds a Bachelors in Accounting from the University of Colorado, and his MBA from the University of Denver.
Debbie has an outstanding reputation and a global track record in human resource leadership roles, and as an organizational and management development and training consultant. She was a Human Resources executive at Apple for over ten years and prior to that held both HR and operational management roles with General Motors. After Apple, she started her own consulting business and has
since helped a wide variety of companies, executives and management teams. Debbie is working with SAL management teams on training, organizational structure and personal development. In addition, she is developing management training programs to be utilized at each SAL location. Debbie holds a Bachelors from Kettering University and her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.