Brad Lincoln

Brad Lincoln is the co-founder of two Colorado-based craft breweries, Funkwerks and Jessup Farm Barrel House. He is also a certified CPA who graduated from Arizona State University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. After working for many years in public accounting and then real estate, Brad pursued a passion for craft beer by attending Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago, where he studied brewing science. In 2009, he moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, where he started Funkwerks with Gordon Schuck. The taproom opened its doors in 2010, the brewery won its first award in 2011 for its Saison, and Funkwerks was recognized as Small Brewing Company of the Year at GABF in 2012. In 2015, Brad opened his second brewery, Jessup Farm Barrel House, in a restored barn from the 1800s. Brad oversees all day to day operations at both breweries, including production, finance, employee management, marketing and distribution.

Gordon Schuck

Gordon Schuck has a background in Electrical Engineering and spent 14 years in the bike industry, building titanium bicycle frames. He was inspired to begin home-brewing in 2002 (by one of his favorite Belgian beers, Celis White) and started building his own recipes. Five years later, he won a gold medal at the National Homebrew Competition in 2007 for his Saison. With this major win, he decided to pursue brewing full-time, and in 2009 he graduated from the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago and the Doemans Academy in Munich with a diploma in Brewing Science. Along with Brad Lincoln, Gordon Schuck started Funkwerks in December 2010.



Hadley Rapp

Hadley found her way to Fort Collins in 2013, a few years after graduating from the University of Iowa in her native Iowa City. Hadley has worked in and out of the service industry all her life and found her home at Funkwerks in 2018, where she began as a Beertender. Since then, she has taken on a more behind-the-scenes role at the brewery, but you can still catch her in the taproom on occasion. Hadley’s two lovely young daughters are also frequent guests at the taproom, though they are (fortunately) not yet interested in the beer offerings.


Sam Townsend

Sam Townsend is a Colorado native who was born in Fort Collins before moving to Cheyenne, Wyoming. After graduating from University of Wyoming in 2010, he returned to Fort Collins, where he began exploring the local craft beer scene. After trying Funkwerks’ flagship Saison, he decided to try to recreate the beer at home. After that first brew, he was hooked on the process and began spending his free time making every kind of beer he could. After many years of home brewing, he took a job at Old Colorado Brewery in Wellington. He then cellared and brewed for Jessup Farm Barrel House before finally becoming the Head Brewer at the brewery that started it all: Funkwerks. When he’s not brewing, you can find him mountain biking, snowboarding, running around with his energetic Border Collie-Heeler named Wren, or sampling a craft beer around town.


Alicia Lincoln
Marketing & Events

Alicia Lincoln is passionate about storytelling in all its forms. Upon graduating from Chapman University with a B.F.A. in Film & Television, she spent 14 years cultivating content for companies like ABC Studios, Participant Media, DigitalFilm Tree, and Warner Bros. After building a career in visual storytelling, she felt called to expand her focus to include the written word. She created her own story consulting business, collaborating with writers and creators across all mediums and genres. She has edited a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books, for clients ranging from New York Times Best Sellers to budding authors, and she served as the story editor for several podcasts including Wild Thing, which was listed by Esquire as one of the best 68 podcasts to listen to in 2024. She is thrilled to now be using her skills to build the Funkwerks brand story and create unique offerings for our community.