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Ed A. Cerkovnik, Jr. | Founder and President | Breckenridge Holding Company 2, LLC and Breckenridge-Wynkoop, LLC

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Ed is a founder and president of Breckenridge Holding Company 2, LLC, and its predecessor, Breckenridge Holding Company, the owner and operator of Breckenridge Brewery, a regional craft brewery, as well as several food and beverage concepts. Ed served as an officer and director of Breckenridge Holding Company from its inception in 1994 through its sale in 2016. In 2011, Breckenridge Holding Company and Wynkoop Holdings, Inc. formed Breckenridge-Wynkoop, LLC, and combined their respective craft beer and restaurant businesses under one company. After the sale of Breckenridge Holding Company and the Breckenridge Brewery in 2016, Breckenridge-Wynkoop currently owns and operates seven brew pubs, ale houses and other restaurant concepts. Ed currently serves as president of Breckenridge-Wynkoop and Breckenridge Holding Company 2, LLC and is a member of their respective boards of directors. In addition to his involvement in Breckenridge Holding Company 2 and Breckenridge-Wynkoop, since 1994 Ed has been an active principal in other restaurant and commercial real estate projects.

Ed has engaged in the private practice of law in Denver, Colorado since 1984, concentrating his practice in the areas of business, corporate and securities law, including mergers and acquisitions, private placements and public offerings, corporate structuring and formation, project finance, strategic alliances and joint ventures, and general corporate matters. In 1994, Ed withdrew as a shareholder and director of the law firm with which he was associated in order to pursue development of Breckenridge Holding Company and the Breckenridge Brewery concept.

Since 1994 Ed has continued to serve as a legal and business adviser to clients with significant business interests in a range of industries, including investment management and financial services, real estate development and investments, manufacturing, telecommunications, software and services, and branded consumer products.

Ed currently serves as a director of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC), which is an expanding specialty retailer of natural and organic groceries and dietary supplements, and as a member of its audit and compensation committees.

Ed received his undergraduate degree from the University of Montana in 1980 and his law degree from the University of Texas in 1983.

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