Connect with Bow & Arrow

We brew wild, sour, and Barrel-aged beers in the heart of the American Southwest.

Shyla Sheppard Founder – President and 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.

About WeConnectNM

WeConnectNM is about connecting people, building networks, and growing communities. WeConnectNM showcases New Mexico as an exceptional place to build and grow a business, enjoy a thriving career, and raise a family – all while enjoying the state’s unique quality of life. We seek to present the New Mexico public with a positive narrative of New Mexico and its small businesses who are thriving, creating jobs, and opportunities in the state.