René Becker, 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.
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.