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


Baby Boomers



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.

Our Founders

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 is Founding Partner and Chairman at aquarollUSA, and 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 Healthcare Law, Business Law, and International Law Sections. A well-respected and sought-after communicator, Menedis has received numerous awards and advises in areas of advocacy skills, 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.

Creative Director

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.

Prophet Labs

Bouchard serves as Prophet Labs’ Chief Technical Officer, where he is responsible for strategic architecture, design, and implementation of all cognitive applications. Widely recognized as one of the true innovators in architecting cognitive application solutions in healthcare, he has 38+ years of IT experience in Aerospace, Insurance, and Retail and has patented solutions for security, systems development, and deployment. Bouchard is the former Executive Architect and the Principal Architect for IBM’s Watson Solutions division. Prior to working with Watson, he was a principal architect for IBM’s Health Care and Life Sciences organization using IBM technologies to solve complex health care problems. At IBM, Bouchard earned the prestigious title of Distinguished Engineer, one of the top technical honors an employee can receive at the company and is regarded as one of the world’s most experienced and proven experts in design and implementation of complex software solutions, design and development methodologies and solution deployment. He holds a degree in Software Engineering from the University of New Haven, a degree in Management Information Systems, a BS in Health Systems Administration with distinction, and an MBA in Management and Business Organization from the University of Connecticut.


Dean serves as Director, Design and Construction, where he is responsible for managing all aspects of Shepherd’s project development, including strategic planning, equipment, design, construction, and successful opening of new communities. He further oversees the integration of next generation technology into Shepherd’s developments and ensures distinctive brand continuity. He brings 8 years of experience as Program Manager and Project Manager for DeAngelis Diamond and Southern Nuclear, including serving as Project Manager for construction of Shepherd Living at The Range in Madison, AL. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Auburn University.
Lewis serves as Strategic Advisor via partnership with DeAngelis Diamond Construction, where he is Executive Vice President of Program Management Services. Within his role at Shepherd, Lewis assists with the coordination and oversight of design and construction life cycles and brings the full resources of DeAngelis Diamond, including its estimating department, to ensure sound financial planning and performance. He further brings over 26 years of construction experience, including serving as Division Manager for DeAngelis Diamond in Birmingham, AL from 2010 to 2017. Lewis’ strong leadership skills inspire those around him to consistently strive to improve. He holds a BS from Auburn University.
DeAngelis Diamond is an innovative, award-winning, national construction and program management firm specializing in commercial, multi-family, and healthcare construction with an expertise in 16 market segments. In bringing the full resources and shared knowledge of its 200 plus employees spread across 6 offices, DeAngelis Diamond adds a significant depth to Shepherd’s bench.

Shepherd Living

Dierke serves as Shepherd Living Director, Operations, where he is responsible for ensuring exceptional resident care and strong financial performance. Recognized within the senior living industry for his leadership skills, Dierke has consistently received 100% resident and family satisfaction scores for the past 5 years in his communities. He has over 10 years of senior management experience within the industry, with a particular emphasis in Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. Prior to senior living, Dierke spent 12 years in sales, marketing, and logistics, and 7 years in culinary and hospitality management. His depth of experience and ability to relate closely with residents and families make him a special asset to Shepherd Senior Living. Dierke holds a BS from Texas Tech University.
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. In graduate school, Smith’s research was focused on aging and skeletal muscle; he also performed research using an in vitro heart model to study ischemia-reperfusion induced myocardial injury and oxidative stress. His Masters Thesis, “Alterations of contractile force and mass in the senescent diaphragm with beta-2 agonist treatment,” was published in the Journal of Applied Physiology. Smith transferred to University of Miami in order to concentrate his research interests on geriatric exercise physiology and physical vulnerability in seniors using a more applied approach. Through research, Smith was dedicated toward the betterment of muscle testing in the elderly and exploration of new exercise strategies specifically designed to combat age-associated functional decline. In this regard, he has developed a cost-effective, easy to use field test, which can quantify lower body muscle power in seniors. This data was presented at the 2007 American Geriatric Society conference was published in Clinical Interventions in Aging. Smith used the research as his dissertation and completed his doctoral degree at the University of Miami where he was the two-time winner of the Exercise and Sports Science Department’s Outstanding Doctoral Student award. After being hired 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.
Ziegler serves as Corporate Chef, where he is responsible for crafting and implementing the company’s culinary identity and oversight of all daily culinary activities, including community planting and gardening, relationships with local farmers, creation of seasonal and daily menus and recipes, hiring and training of all culinary staff, and the successful coordination between the culinary and wellness programs.
Born in France, Ziegler has served in some of the finest kitchens around the world and brings a unique global perspective to his role with Shepherd. Previously, he has served as Executive Chef at Pullman Hotels and Resorts, Executive Chef at Lebua Hotels and Resorts, and Assistant Director, Culinary Operations at Wynn Macau, as well as positions with The Peninsula Chicago, The Delano Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
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.
Burke serves as Shepherd Living General Manager, Shepherd Living at The Range, where she is responsible for ensuring exceptional resident care and strong financial performance. She has 24 years of clinical healthcare and senior living experience, and previously served as the Director of Admissions for Huntsville Health and Rehab, where she was responsible for business expansion, community relationships, occupancy, and education. Burke has also served as Manager at Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Inc. (HEMSI), where she oversaw the day-to-day operations, financial planning and execution, and human resources. A valuable resource to Shepherd Living, she is an experienced clinical leader and compassionate with residents and their families. Burke holds a BSN from the University of Alabama – Huntsville.
Todd serves as Shepherd Living General Manager, Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters, where he is responsible for ensuring exceptional resident care and strong financial performance. A former U.S. Marine, he has served his country with honor and brings the same discipline and compassion to Shepherd Senior Living. Prior to joining Shepherd Living, Todd served as Regional Vice President of Operations for Morris Communications Corporation, where he was responsible for managing cross-functional teams focusing on the delivery and production of multi-media holdings including newspaper, magazine, outdoor advertising, radio broadcasting, book publishing, and distribution. With over 27 years of operations leadership, Todd possesses strong management, marketing, and financial experience. A strong servant leader with a compassion for helping seniors, he is well-known throughout the broader Savannah, Georgia region. Todd is a Six Sigma Green Belt and holds a BA in Publication Management from the University of Georgia.

We give back.

After all, what good is doing well if you don’t do some good?
Our corporate charity is dedicated to helping black dogs and cats, who are adopted at far lower rates than other animals – simply because of their appearance.  They are every bit as playful, loyal, and loving.  We partner with local animal rescues across the country, helping to fund these animals who need it most.

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