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Elaine Appel


Phone: (949) 678-4624

Elaine, as majority owner of BL Publishing, is proud to be a small business minority ownership leader.  A goal she has installed is to assist minority business owners in Southern California with advertising needs.  Elaine has instituted a "business initiative" to target and add minority owned businesses in Southern California adding to the current BL Publishing Sponsor Team.  Diversity is a key company charge.

Elaine would like to gain more support from the minority, small business owners in Southern California.  To have better access to an introduction to the community through exposure from BL Publishing. She would like these small business owners to have the opportunity and access to the community through a Bl Publishing introduction, awareness, and exposure regarding services they offer and the pride they pledge to the Southern California marketplace.


Elaine was born on the Island of Jamaica and moved to England in her teens. She moved to California in 1976 from Britain and settled in Orange County. She has a background as a purchasing manager working 20 years in that capacity. Elaine owns, manages and is the artistic director for a Caribbean Revue that travels throughout California entertaining at schools, corporate events, hotels, movie studios, weddings, graduations, and private gatherings. Elaine does a lot of work within the inner cities and urban areas to provide free entertainment.  She and Paul have been married for 35 years and have a lovely daughter, Candice. 

Elaine as majority owner of BL Publishing (Bingo Lingo LLC) oversees daily operations, Human Resources and Accounting/Financial oversight. She is a people person and has an excellent ability to connect with people.


Paul Appel



Phone: (951) 789-5737, ext 1

Paul brings over 30 years of experience in Sales and Management. He and his wife Elaine purchased Bingo Lingo LLC in early 2019.  Paul's vision for Bingo Lingo LLC is to expand the company brand, bringing new ideas, sponsor discounts, venue directories, website enhancements, contests, and prizes to those that visit the website, to provide a more complete networking opportunity. 

Paul believes in "target" marketing and matching sponsors with an audience that would use their services.

Paul along with his wife Elaine have instituted a minority business initiative to introduce local minority business owners and their services to the local community.  In addition to assisting Elaine with the day-to-day business as a sales and operations consultant,

Paul is the President and CEO of Supreme Consultants, (SC) which is headquartered in Southern California. The business provides loan consulting advice, practice sale and practice purchase advisory services and practice coaching services to its clientele. Supreme professionals will validate practice price assessments and value based on a financial analysis and offer practice value advice using the same principles.


Anna Brackens

Art Department Manager & Assistant to the CEO


Phone: 909-245-0399

Born and raised in picturesque New Albany, Indiana, just a stone's throw over from Louisville, Kentucky, Anna has proven to be an enthusiastic and loyal employee. Growing up in a mixed family taught Anna about diversity, acceptance, and the importance of family. Both a member and fierce supporter of the LGBT+ community, Anna's open mind and judgement free attitude brings a light to our team we didn't know we needed.  

A graduate of Purdue University, Anna brings years of graphic design experience to Bingo Lingo. Proficient in the Adobe Suite, Anna creates our new ads and bingo programs for us. Taking on a dual role of Art Department Manager and Assistant to the CEO, Anna brings communication, friendliness, and talent to the Bingo Lingo team.

Steve Joseph

Director of Major Accounts


Bio and photo coming soon!


Scott Johnson

Sponsor Development Manager


Phone: (805) 624-3144

Scott has years of experience building and managing teams in restaurants and call centers. He directs and assists the sponsor support managers, and works in unison with the marketing director and the CEO in developing new sponsor relationships and expanding the company’s reach and reputation in Southern California with the businesses and individuals who participate in the charitable events.

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Andrew Odle

Sponsor Development Manager


Phone: 909-407-5169

Andrew Odle: A Journey from Starke County Farms to Horticultural Success

Born and raised amidst the picturesque landscapes of Starke County, Indiana, Andrew Odle's journey through life has been a remarkable one, marked by hard work, entrepreneurship, a deep appreciation for family, and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.

Andrew's early years were spent in the heartland of America, where he learned the value of hard work on his family's farms. From a young age, he was entrusted with the responsibilities of tending to crops, caring for livestock, and understanding the intricacies of agriculture. These formative years instilled in him a strong work ethic and a connection to the land that would influence his future endeavors.

Upon graduating from high school, Andrew embarked on an exciting entrepreneurial venture. With a keen eye for fashion and a flair for creativity, he established his own clothing brand. It was a bold step for a young man straight out of high school, but Andrew's determination and innovative designs quickly gained recognition, and his brand began to flourish.

However, Andrew's thirst for knowledge knew no bounds. Eager to explore the world beyond fashion, he set his sights on the science of horticulture. For many years, he dedicated himself to the art and science of cultivating plants, learning the intricacies of soil, water, and plant life. His journey as a market gardener allowed him to delve deep into the world of agriculture, and he became a true steward of the environment, fostering the growth of both his crops and his own expertise.

One remarkable facet of Andrew's life is his linguistic prowess. Fluent in four languages, he has the ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. This linguistic versatility has not only broadened his horizons but has also opened doors to new opportunities and connections in the global marketplace.

Through it all, Andrew Odle's love for his family has remained steadfast. His commitment to his loved ones, mirroring the strong values he learned on the family farm, serves as a guiding principle in his life. Family gatherings, cherished traditions, and the bonds forged over generations are cornerstones of his identity.

In the grand tapestry of his life, Andrew Odle has woven together the threads of hard work, entrepreneurship, horticultural expertise, linguistic proficiency, and an unwavering love for family. His journey from the rural landscapes of Starke County to the heights of success is a testament to the indomitable spirit of a young man who dared to dream and worked tirelessly to turn those dreams into reality.

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