As I've gotten older, I've learned a few lessons. Among them, there's not many people in the world that I can consistently count on, and Shawn Shepheard is one of them. His level of honesty, wit, and attitude has routinely been a source of comfort and support for me. He has kept me grounded through many tears, years, jobs, and salaries. my successes professionally and personally would not have happened without Shawn Shepheard. His advice and kindness shows no limitations. When I'm down or at a loss, his comforting words, his storytelling, has kept me on my road to living my dreams.

—Nicole Ponseca
Maharlika Filipino Moderno and Jeepney Filipino Gastropub
Two stars, New York Times; featured on NBC, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Travel and Leisure, et al.