Neil Quigley Co-Founder – Neil was born and raised in Newton, MA. After a short stint at The University of Vermont, Neil attended the UK’s Brewlab Institute where he received his Diploma in British Brewing Technology. Neil is also a Certified Cicerone, and, having received this certification before his 21st birthday, he was written up as a “beer prodigy” by the Boston Globe. After working in the restaurant and beverage industry for a few years, Neil teamed up with Michael to bring their vision for Briggs Original to the city of Boston.

Neil Quigley
Co-Founder

Neil was born and raised in Newton, MA. After a short stint at The University of Vermont, Neil attended the UK’s Brewlab Institute where he received his Diploma in British Brewing Technology. Neil is also a Certified Cicerone, and, having received this certification before his 21st birthday, he was written up as a “beer prodigy” by the Boston Globe. After working in the restaurant and beverage industry for a few years, Neil teamed up with Michael to bring their vision for Briggs Original to the city of Boston.

Michael Kurson Co-Founder – Michael was born and raised in Newton, MA where, in kindergarten, he met his long time friend Neil. Sixteen years later, with Neil's passion for beverage and Michael's passion for entrepreneurship, the two partnered up to bring Briggs Original Boston Cranberry to the market. Michael is currently a student at Babson College (he's on a leave of absence) where he won first prize for Babson's most promising startup in the collegiate Mount Dream Competition.

Michael Kurson
Co-Founder

Michael was born and raised in Newton, MA where, in kindergarten, he met his long time friend Neil. Sixteen years later, with Neil's passion for beverage and Michael's passion for entrepreneurship, the two partnered up to bring Briggs Original Boston Cranberry to the market. Michael is currently a student at Babson College (he's on a leave of absence) where he won first prize for Babson's most promising startup in the collegiate Mount Dream Competition.

Will Gunshenan Head of Sales – William (commonly known as Guns) is more unconventional than most. Driven by experiential learning, Guns completed his Divemaster certification in Florida after graduating Wayland High. One year of blowing bubbles with tourists showing them the shipwrecks and reefs off the Ft. Lauderdale coast, renting jet skis to spring breakers, running an ocean conservation club at U Miami, sailing, spearfishing, and catching bugs (Lobsters) with his friends really took its toll on him. Twelve months and seven moves later, Guns ended up at UMass Amherst. Happily back in his home state of Massachusetts, Guns was introduced to Michael and Neil through a mutual friend and the rest is history.  

Will Gunshenan
Head of Sales

William (commonly known as Guns) is more unconventional than most. Driven by experiential learning, Guns completed his Divemaster certification in Florida after graduating Wayland High. One year of blowing bubbles with tourists showing them the shipwrecks and reefs off the Ft. Lauderdale coast, renting jet skis to spring breakers, running an ocean conservation club at U Miami, sailing, spearfishing, and catching bugs (Lobsters) with his friends really took its toll on him. Twelve months and seven moves later, Guns ended up at UMass Amherst. Happily back in his home state of Massachusetts, Guns was introduced to Michael and Neil through a mutual friend and the rest is history.