Meet the Staff

Here at Mountain Cowboy, each one of our staff members brings their own unique personality and set of skills. They are a huge part of what makes our business so fun and inviting. You can learn more about them here!

Justin - Bar Manager & Beerista
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Justin was an air force kid so he lived in a lot of places growing up. He was raised in Texas, but spent most of his childhood and college years in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He moved to Colorado in 2004 and lived in Longmont until 2015, when he moved to Dacono with his wife and son. Outside of the brewery, he loves to be in the kitchen or in front of the BBQ (he's not shy about his love for meat). He is also a long time member of a world wide historical recreation organization called the "society for creative anachronism", which is where he can show his love for medieval history. Justin really enjoys working at MCB, and was an early member of the team. He has been in the service industry for most of his life but says that this opportunity for him to learn and grow is what really brought him here. 
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Favorite Beer: Clean, Crisp Lagers or Belgian styles
Favorite Coffee: Caramel Latte
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Carrie - Taproom Manager & Beerista
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Carrie was born and raised in Longmont, CO and now lives in Milliken. She enjoys spending time in the mountains with her dogs, paddle boarding, and drinking beer with her friends. She also does a lot of the coffee roasting here at MCB, so you can thank her for that tasty cup of joe you enjoy while you're here! Carrie is a huge coffee and beer lover and also enjoys talking to customers, which makes her the perfect fit to work with us. 
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Favorite Beer: IPAs
Favorite Coffee: Lattes, the flavor just depends on the day!
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Hoops - Head Brewer
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Hoops grew up in North East Washington and Northern California. He started brewing in San Francisco in 2015 and brewed in New York State as well. He has lived on both sides of the country and ended up right in the middle here in Colorado in 2019. Outside of brewing, he enjoys doing fun activities with his two kids, taking care of his dog, cat, fish, and chickens, and checking out other awesome Colorado breweries. Hoops works here at MCB because he feels it is a great opportunity to work for a growing family owned company where he can show off his brewing style and work with some cool people.
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Favorite Beer: Dunkel Lager
Favorite Coffee: MCB's medium roast African Blend Coffee, black
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Liv - Beerista & Baker
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Liv was born and raised in Louisiana, moved to Colorado in 2018 and relocated to the Firestone area in the summer of 2021. When she’s not at Mountain Cowboy slinging coffee, she enjoys cooking and baking, going to concerts and shows, painting, and relaxing with a book and her dogs! Liv enjoys working with us here because she loves the customers and the staff. Being able to start someone’s morning off with a great experience and a great cup of coffee is one of her favorite perks as well.
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Favorite Beer: Sours or our Blackberry Hefeweizen 
Favorite Coffee: Dirty Chai
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Toa - Beerista
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Toa is from American Samoa, he grew up a military brat and has been in the Frederick area since 2001. His hobbies include hanging out with loved ones, playing the drums, working out, listening to music, eating, swimming, and playing dominoes. He loves connecting with people, hearing their stories, and investing in them, which is why he loves working here at Mountain Cowboy.
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Favorite Beer: Loves a good ale, especially our Broken Sprocket
Favorite Coffee: Vanilla Latte
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Alaina - Marketing Director & Beerista
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Alaina grew up in Longmont, Colorado and just finished up a bachelor's degree in business marketing from Montana State University in Bozeman. Her favorite pastimes include photography, hanging out with friends and family, and taking care of her pet ferrets. Alaina works at Mountain Cowboy because it is a great opportunity to grow and learn in her field of study while also being able to contribute to the family business. It's also a great way to be able to drink all of the tasty coffee and beer her heart desires!
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Favorite Beer: Any sour beer, more specifically our Peach Sour
Favorite Coffee: Nitro Cold Brew with Hazelnut
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Rachel - Beerista
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Rachel was born and raised in Longmont, Colorado. Some of her hobbies include enjoying time with her friends and family, eating, traveling, reading, and just being in nature! She has decided to join us because she likes the positive culture among the staff and because she loves beer and coffee. Those perks are tough to beat!
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Favorite Beer: Brown Ales
Favorite Coffee: Coconut Milk Latte
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Wade - Beerista
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Wade grew up in Fruita, Colorado and moved to the Front Range in 2014 to attend CU Boulder. When he's not at work, Wade enjoys sports (especially the Patriots... we know, we ask him not to talk about it) and anything outdoorsy! He works at MCB because not only is it a fun opportunity to sling drinks but he also gets to do that somewhere that's part of the local community.
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Favorite Beer: Porters and Stouts
Favorite Coffee: Classic Latte 
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Brinkley - Beerista & Artist
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Brinkley spent a lot of time traveling the US with her family in an RV as a youngster, but primarily grew up in Tucson, Arizona and Texas before she moved to Colorado in 2014. Her hobbies include drawing, reading, and hanging out with her cat, Ollie. She also enjoys biking hiking, and just being outdoors in general! Brinkley has joined our Mountain Cowboy team because she is passionate about local sourcing and family owned businesses. She also loves cultivating a knowledge about coffee and being able to meet and connect with people through it.
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Favorite Beer: That's a Peach Hon Sour Ale
Favorite Coffee: Sweet Oat Milk Latte
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Amanda - Human Resources & Beerista
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Amanda is originally from the Westminster, Colorado area and moved up north in December of 2020. Outside of Mountain Cowboy you can find her hiking, running, painting, reading, or studying! Amanda has chosen to work with our MCB team not only to gain more industry knowledge and experience, but also because she loves the connection that can be made with customers in the food and beverage industry.
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Favorite Beer: Dark Beers
Favorite Coffee: Cappuccino
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Hope - Kitchen Staff
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Hope is from Texas but has already lived in Colorado for 14 years, although she did just move to Frederick in April of 2022. If she isn't in the kitchen helping create new recipes or busting out our classic favorites, you can find Hope crafting, reading, or spending quality time with her husband and cats! She is a great fit to work with us here at the Cowboy because she enjoys the atmosphere and the people she gets to spend time around. If you see her delivery any of her yummy food around the taproom, make sure you say hi!
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Favorite Beer: Dark Lagers and Porters
Favorite Coffee: Iced Caramel Latte
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Mark - Assistant Brewer
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We are so excited to have Mark as our new Assistant Brewer! He grew up in Connecticut, lived in Utah for about 13 years and ended up moving from New Hampshire to Colorado in 2020. When he's not in the brewhouse, you can find Mark spending time with his partner and brand new baby girl! He also enjoys cooking, cycling, kayaking, rafting, skiing, and just spending time enjoying the outdoors in general. Mark fits right in with us at MCB and works here because he gets the opportunity to brew beer for people to enjoy while also finding the work life balance he and his family need.
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Favorite Beer: IPA fan, but drinks with the seasons
Favorite Coffee: Medium Roast with milk and honey
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Evan - Beerista
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Evan is from Chaska, Minnesota and moved to Greeley at the end of summer 2022. When he's not at the taproom, Evan enjoys hobbies such as hiking, DIY projects, snowboarding, philosophy, and anything to do with animals or nature! He has chosen to work with us here at the Cowboy because of the warm, positive environment and the opportunity to serve not only craft beer, but coffee, wines, and cocktails as well. As a Colorado newbie, he claims that the mountain views from our Loveland taproom don't hurt either!
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Favorite Beer: Cream Ales and IPAs
Favorite Coffee: Iced Caramel Macchiato 
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Alyssa - Beerista
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Alyssa is from Greeley, Colorado but just spent the past four years at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and only recently moved back to northern Colorado once she graduated this past spring. When she's not at the taproom she is either taking photos of her favorite people, hiking, hanging out with her nieces and nephews (both furry and human), or helping to plan and design a wedding! Alyssa has chosen to work here because she makes it a point to work at locally owned, warm, and welcoming businesses. The beer and coffee perks definitely didn't hurt her cause either!
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Favorite Beer: Hefeweizens and Sours
Favorite Coffee: Dirty Chai or Black Iced Coffee
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Lance - Kitchen Staff
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Lance is originally from Carlsbad, California but moved to Colorado when he was only two months old and definitely considers himself a native! When he's not making and serving up our delicious food, you can find Lance playing video games, cheering on the Avs, playing roller hockey, skateboarding, and working on his Fire Poi (spinning fire performances). He also enjoys the Colorado outdoors and loves to hike with his wife and dogs or just kick back by the creek with friends. He's an awesome fit to work with us here at MCB because he has known Ron and Michelle since the Frederick location has opened and has always told them he should run their kitchen, so here he is!
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Favorite Beer: Ambers and Porters
Favorite Coffee: Drip Coffee with Hazelnut, Vanilla and Cream
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Taylor - Beerista
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Taylor is originally from Jefferson City, Missouri and spent most of his youth there before moving to Longmont in 2012. Outside of enjoying his time working at the Cowboy, Taylor also enjoys partaking in hobbies such as miniature painting, story writing, and playing DND. He's also an avid gamer and is a big fan of movies of all kinds. As far as why he works at MCB, Taylor says it's because it's felt like home since he stepped through the doors and that going to work doesn't even feel like work! It feels like his home away from home and he loves being part of one of the most welcoming and friendly communities he's found here in Colorado.
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Favorite Beer: Browns, Stouts, and the occasional Sour
Favorite Coffee: French Press