Laura & Shauna


Industry Icon & Dame Hall Of Fame Inductee

Originally from New York City, Laura grew up in the restaurant business. She spent nine years as the owner operator of Clarke’s in Miami Beach, and has held positions in corporate sales and training, executive leadership, and entrepreneurism. In January of 2020, Laura founded Liberty Consulting driven by the idea that core values including work ethic, inclusion, and the desire to affect meaningful change in the hospitality industry should be an integral part of any business strategy. Laura was inducted into ‘The Dame Hall of Fame’ at Tales of the Cocktail and is currently working with her clients to give them the freedom to succeed and the liberty to pursue happiness.


Head Bartender, Sweet Liberty

Mentored by industry legends, Laura Cullen and late Sweet Liberty founder, John Lermayer, Shauna is an established maven in the Miami bar community and beyond. If you’ve ever visited Sweet Liberty, then you probably know exactly who Shauna O’Neil is as her remarkable leadership, skill set and overall abilities behind the bar are fondly overshadowed by her incredible delivery of true hospitality. In 2022, Shauna was nominated as one of the ‘Top 10 Best Bartenders in the United States’ at Tales of the Cocktail, which is a testament to her work ethic, extensive knowledge of spirits, and dedication to her craft. Miami is proud to see one of their own ascend to the top echelons of the bartending world.