Shep Sanders is located in the Arid Badlands at Outpost Arid Hills, near the transition point to the Arid Hills. He stands in the metal shack leaning against a wall next to a medical vendor, where he keeps an eye on the bandits in the area.
Shep Sanders was once a foreman for the Dahl corporation. After Dahl pulled out of Pandora, Shep and his family were left behind. According to Dr. Zed, Sledge skinned Shep's entire family, and made a tent out of their hides. He later sold out New Haven's location to Hyperion. In return, Brick gouged his eyes out and cracked his skull open, causing him to be banished from Sanctuary.
Shep still oversees the operation of Zephyr Substation. He will help players gain access to Sledge as well as provide several side missions. The side missions all involve getting Zephyr Substation up and running again.
- There are a number of look-a-likes dotted around Pandora, namely two in New Haven within the walls.
- "Sanders" is a last name carried by two Gearbox software employees.
- It is revealed in Borderlands 2 through an ECHO found in Hyperion Truth Network that Shep Sanders sold information to Hyperion that resulted in the destruction of New Haven. It was said that Brick then gouged his eyes out with his thumbs and cracked his skull like an egg while Shep screamed like a girl. Roland kicked Brick out of town, calling him a murderous psychopath.