Collin Rudeen


Collin is pretty sure he had hobbies before starting a brewery and having children. They might have been things like backpacking and running but he can’t remember for sure. He now enjoys doing the accounting and changing diapers.

Lance Chavez

Head Brewer

I started my career in the craft brewing industry in February 2006 as an assistant brewer at Sockeye Brewing and have never looked back. Most of my time away from the brewery is happily concentrated on my family and raising my two boys. Traveling, making music and spending time in the mountains of Idaho and Wyoming are some of my other passions.

Lance Chavez Head Brewer
Lynlee Garside Assistant Brewer

Lynlee Garside

Assistant Brewer

My name is Lynlee. I’ve worked at Boise Brewing for two and a half years. You can catch me on the brewfloor or bellied up to the bar. Because I like beer. 🙂

Mike Swain

Assistant Brewer

Hi! My name is Mike. I’m an Idaho native and BSU grad. About 2 years ago I traded in my suit and tie for rubber boots and couldn’t be happier! I love brewing, drinking and talking about beer. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and our German Shepard. I’ve played music semi-professionally for almost 10 years now and you can catch me around town tickling the ivories with my band on random days throughout the year. In the summertime, I love the outdoors, especially backpacking, rafting and golf. Prost!

Melissa Morales Sales

Melissa Morales

Sales Manager

Cicerone Level 1, (Cicerone Certification Program). Associate Beer Steward, completed through the Master Brewers Association.  I am the field marketing representative and director of on-premise sales.

Taylor Hawker

Beer Bard

Boise Brewing’s self-titled “Beer Bard”, Taylor is an actor and musician by trade, a curler by hobby, and a beer drinker for…well…obvious reasons. Described by many people as what you call an “in-doorsy” type of person, you won’t tend to find Taylor out camping or backpacking; instead you’re most likely to catch him with a big dark cup of coffee or local craft beer with his nose buried into his freshly highlighted script preparing for his next role on stage. He’s a lifelong Chicago Cub fan, gummy bear connoisseur, and an interesting character that adds a little bit of goofy to our Boise Brewing family.

Taylor Hawker Beer Bard

Nash Carlson

Taproom Manager

Former corporate engineer turned beer geek, Nash can be found most days roaming around the taproom. He has said to have had a beer in almost every state and National Park. Originating from the East Coast, Nash can talk for days about how much he loves Boise and Boise beers. From hiking Half Dome to slugging whiskey with ranchers in the middle-of-nowhere New Mexico, Nash is always looking to expand his experiences and learn something new.

Josh Letsinger

Marketing Director | Graphic Design

I grew up in Boise and have since lived all over the Northwest- still haven’t found a place that I enjoy more than Idaho. Between backpacking, skiing, biking, rafting, (pretty much any outdoor activity) Ultimate Frisbee, craft beer, cooking, music, art and design and organizing of our office systems I can happily say that I like to stay busy! Please say “hello” when you see me out on the trail or imbibing all of the great craft beer that Boise has to offer!

Josh Letsinger Marketing Director
Erin Hicks

Erin Hicks


I‘m Erin! My favorite things are hiking, baking, magnets, traveling, construction equipment and craft beer.

Kate Sharp


My name is Kate Sharp and I am a bartender at Boise Brewing. Alaska born and raised, BSU alumni, total badass and beer lover. Cheers!

Kate Sharp Beertender
Lauren Benda Bartender

Lauren Benda


Hi, I’m Lauren 🙂 I’m a Boise native who loves all things Idaho- beer, history, food, you name it! Here at Boise Brewing you’ll find me slinging pints behind the bar or helping out on the bottling line. In my off time I thoroughly enjoy to be outside hiking. If you also love the outdoors, come chat me up over a tasty brew! Cheers!

Jason Prindle


My two passions are music and beer. I’ve been performing and teaching for over 15 years, and have been proudly serving Boise Brewing beer since opening day.  Come by and say hi!

Jason Prindle Beertender
Stephanie Whitbeck Beertender

Stephanie Whitbeck


My name is Stephanie and I’m a bartender here at Boise Brewing. I’m a native to Boise and I’ve been drinking craft beer for the past four and a half years. My favorite is the Witch’s Tit. In my free time, I love to bake and crochet while hanging out with my cat Pablo.

Allison Kellogg


I’ve worked in the accounting field for over 15 years and have been at Boise Brewing for a year and a half.  I enjoy running, softball and spending time with my husband, son, and new puppy.  My favorite beer is Snowboarder Porter.


Marjorie Bonnet

Volunteer Coordinator

Hello, my name is Marjorie and as many of us, I am a beer enthusiast 😊

Growing up in a little town of France, between Cognac vineyards and the Atlantic, I never imagined I would build my adult life on the other side of the ocean.  When pursuing my master’s in agriculture, I spent a summer on a Coloradoan farm in the Rockies, and this is when I fell in love with the West. So, a few years later, when the dairy company I was working for asked me if I was willing to move to Boise, I accepted in a heartbeat! The Boise community has been so welcoming and made me feel at home right away. I’m so happy to be part of the Boise Brewing team and to be able to give back to our community through Community Supported Beer. See you soon over a refreshing “bear”. Cheers!

Rachel Johnson

Volunteer Coordinator

Hi! I’m Rachel and I love to smell beers. Smell is 80% of taste, right!? I do actually drink beers after I smell them, you may have seen me do that when I worked behind the bar at Boise Brewing or volunteering at Hoptober Freshtival. Outside of beer drinking, I’m a social worker and formally played roller derby for Treasure Valley Roller Derby. Both of which have taught me the importance of organizational and volunteer work. I’m excited to be one of Boise Brewing’s volunteer coordinators and work with you all to give back to our lovely community!


Beer will change the world, I’m not sure how but it will”