Allen Cage, Jr.
Allen O. Cage Jr., son of a veteran himself, served in the U.S. Army for 24 years, where his contributions ranged from flying the Cobra gunship to managing government procurement and purchase card programs. After retiring from the U.S. Army, Cage founded AOC Solutions in 1996. AOC Solutions contains two divisions: Commercial Payments, which develops payments technology platforms for financial institutions and corporate end-users, and Federal Financial Management, which provides accounting, systems, and audit services within the Federal sector. “I served my country proudly and willingly, and now it’s time to give back to the men, women and families who serve our country,” Cage said. “Freedom isn’t free, but it’s our duty as Americans to take care of our veterans.”
With over 15 years experience in the hospitality industry, David has brought his passion for wine and devotion to all those who have served in U.S. military by creating Honor. Mr. Keuhner has held leadership and equity roles in successful hospitality such as JTECH Communications, a subsidiary of Micros Corporations; Open Table.com; Fishbowl Marketing and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. David’s father (USA) Capt. Gary David Keuhner, grandfather (USA) Capt. Frederick K. Keuhner, and grandfather (USAF) Col. William L. Phillips all proudly served our country in the Korean War, World War II and Vietnam. David’s father served two tours of Vietnam at a helicopter pilot and tragically was killed in 1976 when David was six years old.
Sean Q, Meyer
For the last fifteen years Sean Q. Meyer has devoted himself to studying and appreciating the finer points of wine. As sommelier and wine director for some of the world’s greatest culinary geniuses, including Chefs Thomas Keller (Bouchon/French Laundry), Frank Stitt (Highlands Bar and Grill/Bottega/Chez Fonfon), and Tim McKee (La Belle Vie), Sean developed a keen palate and expert knowledge--gaining respect from both patrons and colleagues. Sean acquired a first-hand understanding of winemaking working with some of Napa’s finest wineries including Cardinale, Lokoya, and Freemark Abbey. With this in-depth knowledge of all facets of wine, Sean leads the winemaking and blending efforts for Honor. Sean’s grandfather served two tours during World War II.
Amanda Jacobs Sheek
Amanda is the mother of three boys, the late Lcpl. Christopher Phoenix- Jacob Levy, Payne and Elijah Sheek, and resides in North Carolina. She became involved with Honor Winery on 2-6-13, drawn to the iconic boots on the label as they reminded her of her own son's combat boots. After reading the story and purpose of Honor, Amanda was compelled to inquire more about the company, which furthered her intrigue. After speaking with David, ordering wine, and meeting him, she "just had to get involved". After inviting David to the Silver Star ceremony for Cpl. Christian Brown in May 2013, Amanda was hooked on Honor - the rest is history.
"It is very important to me to help our wounded warriors, veterans and families of the fallen. The opportunity to work with Honor is one of the best opportunities that I could possibly imagine. We may not be able to help everyone, but we can help some and hopefully create enough awareness that those we can’t help, then others will step in."