René Becker, co-owner of Shepard, is also the founder and owner of the Hi-Rise Bread Co., an award-winning bakery and cafe, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Before opening the Hi-Rise in 1996, Becker was a journalist and wrote for various publications including Boston Magazine, where he was Senior Writer and restaurant critic.
Susan Regis, co-owner of Shepard, began her cooking career at Seasons in the Bostonian Hotel, a restaurant that launched the careers of many of Boston’s most famous chefs, including Lydia Shire and Jody Adams. With Shire, Regis opened several other restaurants, most notably Biba. Regis also was chef at Upstairs on the Square in Cambridge, where she was named "Best Chef—Northeast" by the James Beard Foundation.
Meg Alexander is a Boston-based artist, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her work is in many private collections and has been exhibited at Drive-by Projects (Watertown, MA), Gallery Kayafas (Boston), Allston Skirt Gallery (Boston), OH + T Gallery (Boston), Howard Yezerski Gallery (Boston), and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
She is the recipient of multiple Massachusetts Cultural Council grants, as well as an Alumni/ae Traveling Scholarship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.