Trepanier & Associates Inc.

Land Use Planners - Development Consultants


Richard Puente
Vice President

Richard is original from Dallas, Texas and brings strong administrative and office management experience. Richard has achieved success in a non-traditional path; he attended Computech Vocational School in Dallas, Texas- an accelerated program specializing in Office and Business Practices. Richard relocated to Los Angeles, California and attended Los Angeles Community College. In1999, while vacationing in Florida, Richard relocated to Key West to take advantage of the entrepreneurial spirit and sunshine. Richard is a foster and adoptive parent, volunteers for the Florida Keys Foster and Adoptive Parent Association serving as Secretary. 

Lori Thompson
Development Specialist

A native Key Wester, Lori earned a BA in Art History from the University of South Florida. She worked with the Historic Tampa/ Hillsborough County Preservation Board and was involved in the establishment of the Temple Terrace, Plant City and Seminole Heights historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places.
Lori returned in 1993 to work on research projects for Crane Point Hammock and the Key West Lighthouse. Her research was instrumental in the Key West Keepers Quarters for it's rehabilitation and restoration. She then turned her attention to teaching special education to students K-8th grade with varying mental, emotional and behavioral disabilities.  
Lori is a foster and adoptive parent and member of the Florida Keys Foster and Adoptive Parent Association. Wesley House Board member and HARC Commissioner. 

Erica Medellin

Originally from Grand Prairie, Texas, Erica was accepted to go to school at Dubiski Career High School to study in the Business, Marketing and Finance pathway, also following Dual Credit classes her senior year. She was offered an Internship at Texas Trust Credit Union Headquarters, allowing to boost up her knowledge of running a business. After graduating in 2015, Erica decided to work towards her Associates Degree in Business Administration at Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas. Erica is going to obtain a Bachelors Degree and hopefully onto her PhD. Erica was offered an internship here at Trepanier & Associates Inc to prepare her for the road ahead. Erica wants to own her own business as a Pet Facility, which will be designed into an all inclusive six-section building that will house all the necessities for your pet(s): Surgery, Clinic, Shelter, Boarding/Kennel, Training and Grooming. Hoping to be successful and pursue her dream to help animals, who are hurt or need to find a home. 

Owen Trepanier
President, Planning Director

Owen holds a BS from the University of Colorado and an MS from Western Illinois University. He worked for the US Geologic Survey on the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository and later served in Peace Corps Kenya teaching Community Development and Agro-Forestry. Owen returnee to the united States and became a Peace Corps Fellow at Western Illinois University and the Community Development Director in Princeville, Illinois. He moved to the Keys in 2000 and worked as a Senior Planner for the City of Key West under Ty Symroski. 
While working for the City, Owen's colleagues elected him to represent their interests on the City Prension Board. In 2003, Owne left public service and entered the private sector working under Donald Craig. In 2004, Owen and his partner, Richard Puente, formed Trepanier & Associates- Land Planners and Development Consultants.
Owen has served on the Boards of Reef Relief, the Bahama Village Consortium, Habitat for Humanity, the Truman Waterfront Advisory Board and the Florida Keys Foster and Adoptive Parent Association. 

Alvina Scott-Convington
Administrative Assistant

Originally from Key West, Alvina spent the majority of her career at the Monroe County Tax Collector's Office. She has a strong background in office and administrative skills. She is a Florida Department of Revenue Certified Florida Assistant. Alvina is an avid sports fan and loves singing with Voices of Praise Community Choir. 

Kevin Sullivan

A native Floridian, born and raised in Jacksonville, Kevin earned a BS from Stetson University in Environmental Science and Biology. Kevin has nearly a decade of experience in Florida local government planning and is an AICP certified Planner as well as an ISA certified Arborist. Kevin's planning experience ranges from regional military joint land use planning to GIS scenario planning to zoning and technical site plan review. Kevin is currently pursuing his Masters in Public Administration.

Eric Medellin

Originating from Grand Prairie, Texas along with his sister Erica, Eric was accepted into Dubiski Career High School under the Architectural pathway. He was taught how to master many programs such as AutoCAD, Rhino 3-D, Sketchup, Unity 5, Revit, etc. Eric has used this knowledge in many school projects that were recognized statewide at competitions for SkillsUSA and AIAS (American Institute for Architecture Students). Eric has also earned several certifications and awards for exams that cover many topics of Architecture such as Architectural Drafting and Architectural Design. With this experience, Eric hopes to attend Full Sail University to major in Game Design, where he wishes to apply his knowledge at a Game Design studio to help shape the future for generations to come.