Meet the Owners!
Katie Davis, Chris Schafernak, and Dan Kocol
Tap and Handle was founded in 2012 by Jeff Willis, formerly of Austin's The Ginger Man, and was purchased by Katie Davis and Andrew Fitzgibbon in 2016. In 2019 we were fortunate enough to add Chris Schafernak, a long-time bartender and manager of Tap and Handle and Dan Kocol as co-owners.
Katie is a Colorado native and CSU business graduate. When she isn’t working behind the scenes in the office at Tap she is spending time with her 2 daughters, camping and boating or drinking great craft beer with friends on the patio.
Chris started working at Tap and Handle as a bartender in 2015. He attended CSU where he graduated with a Bachelors of Art degree. He is now in charge of all things beer at Tap. His weekly Denver trips help keep us in stock of some of your favorite local Colorado beers and when he’s not tracking down our World Class selection, you can find him at the golf course or out walking his little dog.
Dan is also a Colorado native and is proud to call Fort Collins home since 1988. When not hanging out fixing and building things at Tap, he loves getting outdoors and you will find him out Jeeping or on his boat.