Our Lucky Shepherd family of companies stem from two simple, yet powerful notions:
Technology and real estate, when thoughtfully combined, can foster joy and greater human interaction.
A deep understanding of generational archetypes, and those currently occupying these roles, can enhance experiences.
Silent / Gen-Z
How do we combine the seemingly disparate aspects of technology and humanity into strong communities? That’s where the magic happens.
Meet the teams who make it all possible.
As co-founder and CEO of the Lucky Shepherd portfolio, Menedis is responsible for overall management and strategic vision. In addition to her role at Lucky Shepherd, Menedis serves as an advisor to numerous organizations. Previously, she co-founded an orthopaedic device company, where she served as Chairman and CEO, and several healthcare services companies, where she served as Executive Chairman.
Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Menedis was an acclaimed concert pianist and criminal defense attorney. She holds degrees from SUNY, Texas Christian University, and the University of Miami, where she obtained her JD with honors. Menedis is a member of the Florida Bar and the American Bar Association (ABA), as well as the ABA Health Law, Business Law, and International Law Sections. A well-respected and sought-after communicator, Menedis has received numerous awards and advises in the areas of technology, real estate development, and the future of the long-term care industry.
Trehan is a graduate of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and spent nine years in public accounting at Arthur Andersen and Price Waterhouse before becoming an entrepreneur. As co-Founder, Chairman, and CFO of the Lucky Shepherd portfolio, he is responsible for providing guidance to the Board of Directors and working closely with the CEO to establish strategic capital partnerships.
A veteran of the healthcare industry, Trehan has provided both on and offshore services to numerous clients, building successful service businesses in the United States and abroad. Trehan founded healthcare management company Globerian (later MediConnect Global), growing it to 1,000 strong in the US and India. After exiting Globerian in 2010 he became an owner & Director of Pacific BPO, another healthcare management company which he helped grow to over 2,500 employees. Pacific BPO was acquired in late 2018, providing another successful exit to Trehan.
Other recent ventures include IFANglobal; a company known for it’s advanced training and overseas placement programs for healthcare professionals, and Vidyanta Skills Institute, providing simulation-based skills training for Indian industries. Recognized as a pioneer and trendsetter in India, Trehan has been featured in the India Times, Times of India, The Business Times, Global Services Magazine and several other forums.
Locklair serves as Creative Director, where he is responsible for crafting and maintaining all Lucky Shepherd portfolio brands, spanning online, software, apps, print and social media. With a background in graphic design, printing, website development, and photography, he brings over 35 years of experience to his role at Shepherd.
Prior to recent ventures, Locklair led marketing design campaigns as Creative Director for a variety of clients across the country through his design firm, Studio Seven Designworks, including successful recruitment “Viewbook” campaigns for Charleston Southern University and the cover-to-cover design and production of two magazines, Carolina Healthcare Business and A Wonderful Wedding.
Before starting his own company, he gained experience as a designer and leader at advertising agencies, website development, printing, and sign companies in the Charleston, SC area. Locklair holds a BS degree from the College of Charleston.
Smith serves as Strategic Advisor, Health and Wellness, where he is responsible for crafting resident-centered, integrative wellness programming. In addition to his role with Shepherd Living, Smith serves as co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of HealthSnap, chair of the University of Miami undergraduate exercise physiology program and the director of the graduate program in nutrition and human performance.
In 1997, he graduated from Salisbury University Summa Cum Laude with a BS in exercise physiology, and received the Salisbury University Athletic Department Athletic Achievement Award and was named Top Male Physical Education College Student in Maryland by MAPHERD.Smith went on to attend the University of Florida and earned a MS degree in Exercise Physiology and continued on towards his PhD, were he won the Lee and McCachren Doctoral Student Scholarship. While at the University of Florida, Dr. Smith was awarded the University of Florida Teacher of the Year for teaching lab sections of the Human Anatomy course for the College of Human Performance.
As a Clinical Assistant Professor, he concentrated his efforts on converting the exercise physiology program to a more applied academical model for pre-medical students and fostered a rapidly growing graduate program in nutrition. His unique applied form of research and its ensuing results may provide widespread implications for enhancing the cure/healthcare paradigm.
As a Sergeant in the French Army, Ziegler served as Chef de Cuisine and Bodyguard for the French force commander for UN-UNPROFOR in Yugoslavia, Five-Star General Morillon Philippe. He has been awarded a Military Cross with two bronze stars, a Citation a L’Ordre du Merite, a UN Medal with 2 Mandas, and a Bataillon Medal with mention of external mission. He holds a CAP in Hospitality-Culinary from Lycee CFA Storck and a Masters in Essentials of Hospitality Management and Hospitality Marketing from Cornell University.