SHYLA SHEPPARD FOUNDER | President & ceo
After nearly a decade of investing in and supporting other entrepreneur's dreams, Shyla left her position with a social impact investing firm in late 2013 to pursue filling her own niche in the craft beer industry. With a love for craft beer, brewing, entertaining and design, along with the support of her partner, family and friends, she took on the challenge of developing Bow & Arrow from the ground up. As Founder and CEO, Shyla has been responsible for setting the vision for Bow & Arrow and for the nitty gritty details of development and execution of a business plan, financing strategy, securing capital, building a team, contract negotiations, site selection, and design/development of the brewery and onsite Beer Hall.
Shyla was born and raised on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota, where she is a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes. She earned her Economics degree from Stanford University and professional background includes nearly a decade of investing and business experience as well as corporate and non-profit board directorships. Shyla enjoys bringing a diverse perspective to the Southwest brewing industry.
MISSY BEGAY CO-FOUNDER | BRANDING & DESIGN
Missy leads branding efforts, design development and social media/marketing. Missy was born in Albuquerque and raised on the Diné Nation (Vanderwagon, NM & Black Rock, AZ). A granddaughter of Navajo silversmiths & weavers, Missy strives for artistic balance within her medicine profession and is an avid seeker of dirt road photographic projects.
In her spare time she enjoys researching botanical properties of hops, storytelling and American Southwest literature. She holds a BA degree from Stanford University and an MD from the University of New Mexico.
TED O'HANLAN HEAD BREWER
Ted began his brewing career at Durham, North Carolina’s renowned Fullsteam Brewery where he helped craft the unique “Plow to Pint” beers the brewery is known for. After hearing the call of the west, Ted moved to Sheridan, Wyoming to join the award winning Black Tooth Brewing company. There he continued to hone his brewing skills before moving to Albuquerque to take on the Head Brewer position at Bow & Arrow Brewing. Ted loves the Southwest and is thrilled to brew in one of the greatest beer cities in the U.S.