Executive Committee

Dave Funk

Dave Funk

President

Dave is a retired Northwest Airlines International Captain who also flew Attack Helicopter’s with the Iowa Army National Guard, most recently Dave flew Tactical ISR missions in Afghanistan. A lifetime shooter and hunter, with a long history of defending the 2th Amendment and nonprofit leadership. Dave served as the Iowa Co-Chairman of both Sportsmen for McCain-Palin and Sportsmen for Romney-Ryan, and is a two term past President of the Iowa Chapter of Safari Club International. He lives with his family on a small acreage outside of Runnells, and operates a farm in the Melcher-Dallas area. Dave can be reached at dave@iowafc.org

Nathan Gibson

Nathan Gibson

Vice President

Nathan joined IFC after he and his family joined the fight to decriminalize supervised youth handgun shooting.  He has risen in the ranks as a leader and committed father to many in this organization.  A proud Air Force man, we’re glad to have him on our team.  Nathan can be reached at ngibson@iowafc.org 

Dillon  Daughenbaugh

Dillon Daughenbaugh

Board Secretary & Communications Director

Dillon grew up in Murray, Iowa.  Joined the Army, served with the 101st Airborne, 1 deployment to Afghanistan. Currently a firefighter in Creston, Iowa.  Finishing an IT degree at SWCC in Creston.  Dillon works executive protection (have provided security for long list of celebrities and dignitaries, to include Joni Ernst, Kirstin Gillibrand, Chris Wallace of Fox).  Married, no kids.  Member of the VFW and American Legion. A Constitution loving patriot.  Dillon can be reached at dillond@iowafc.org 

Jennifer Lacek

Jennifer Lacek

Treasurer and Membership Director

Jennifer is a longtime supporter of the Second Amendment and is a member of both IFC and the NRA.  In high school she was a decorated Law Enforcement Explorer and volunteer member of the Kansas City Police Department.  After moving back to Iowa she managed a family business in the Sioux City area for many years and now operates her own business.  She enjoys spending time with family, working on guns and shooting prairie dogs in Wyoming with her husband and Dad.  Jennifer can be reached at jennifer@iowafc.org 

Ashley Mathews

Ashley Mathews

Content Director

Ashley drives Transit buses full time while volunteering for the IFC, Iowa Right to Life, and the Story County animal shelter.  She grew up in a conservative family but without firearms. It wasn’t until in 2008 when she met her husband that she found myself around firearms for the first time. Ashley’s husband was unlike anyone she had met. He not only owned more than anyone she knew, he had them out frequently just to practice handling to be sure he knew how to use it responsibly and well. In time she found herself less nervous and more curious.  Now they go to the range several times a month and have grown their collection! “I’m proud to be apart of advocating for Second amendment rights as I understand now more than ever how important they are to our society.”  In her spare time Ashley enjoys reading, gardening, wood working and crocheting.  Ashley can be reached at ashley@iowafc.org 

Dave Lincoln

Dave Lincoln

Newsletter Director

Dave is a born and raised small town Iowan.  He served in the US Army, US Army Reserves and the Iowa National Guard with a total of 17 years of service.  Dave became a deputy with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and retired from there after 30 years of service.  While with the Sheriff’s Office he was a firearms instructor, armorer and a member of the Sheriff’s Special Operations Team where he was assigned as a sniper/observer.  After retiring, Dave’s passion for firearms led him to a second career working on firearms at Controlled Chaos Arms in Baxter, IA.  After several years of very rewarding times there Dave decided to retire for a second and final time.  He now lives with family in small town NW Iowa and enjoys being able to spend time with them.  His hobbies include shooting and working on firearms, shooting prairie dogs with friends and family in Wyoming and NHRA nitro class drag racing.  His 2A passions run deep and he is a Life member of IFC and a Benefactor NRA member.  Dave can be reached at davelincoln@iowafc.org 

Levi Larsen

Levi Larsen

IT Director

Once a marine, always a marine.  Levi has been committed to IFC on every level – working gun shows, organization events, representing IFC at NRAAM each year, and running the ‘back office’ work of the many IT burdens and hurdles.  Levi can be reached at levi@iowafc.org 

Scott Arnburg

Scott Arnburg

Clubs and Affiliates Director

Scott is a competitive shooter and former President of the Ankeny Isaac Walton League.  Scott can be reached at scott@iowafc.org 

Billy Wilson

Billy Wilson

Gunshow Director

Supporter of the Second Amendment, lifetime member of both IFC and NRA, Billy joined the IFC to help spread awareness and help the cause to defend Iowa’s 2nd amendment rights. He is also a member of the IFC PACS Presidents 100 and Spartan. Billy grew up in a family with a long history of serving the military and hunting. Billy enjoys hunting, camping, hiking and sport shooting with his family. He also enjoys building and tinkering on firearms in his personal collection. He is a Superintendent for a commercial construction company. He currently resides in Ankeny Iowa. Billy can be reached at billy@iowafc.org 

Eric Hansen

Eric Hansen

Events Director

Eric grew up in Central Iowa enjoying outdoor pursuits including fishing, hiking, waterfowl hunting & competitive/recreational shooting. Eric continues these pursuits today & enjoys passing knowledge on to the next generation.  Eric served 6 years in the U.S. Marine Corps working in radio communications & as a Forward Observer. Following military service, Eric has spent his career working with youth with psychological & behavioral issues. Eric is an IFC Life Member who is passionate about protecting 2A freedom for all Iowans. Eric can be reached at ehansen@iowafc.org