by BECCA BARR | photos by Alan Smith Photography

Active Family

Carmel Valley residents Trent and Trish Douglas know how special their neighborhood is. “The diversity that exists in our neighborhood is remarkable. There are several different cultures, nationalities, and traditions that are all around us,” said Trent. “It is a gift to be able to raise a family with so much accessible diversity.”

Trent is a plastic surgeon who co-owns Restore SD Plastic Surgery, a private practice. He previously served 22 years in the Navy, treated wounded warriors, was deployed four times, and retired as a Navy Captain in 2017. He has visited Southeast Asia to provide humanitarian aid and reconstructive surgery. Trish worked as an ICU nurse for 30 years before recently retiring to focus her attention on their two children, Connor and Allie. She has run 10 marathons and has even summited Mt. Whitney.


Parents: Trent and Trish Douglas
Children: Connor (14) and Allie (12)
Community: Carmel Valley
Parents’ Hometowns: Trent – Santa Ana; Trish – Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Parents’ Occupations: Trent – Plastic Surgeon, Restore SD Plastic Surgery; Trish – ICU Nurse
Pets: Lhasa Apso sisters – Maddie and Cece
Favorite Local Spots: Davanti, Pappalecco, Oggi’s, and Baked Bear

The pair met during Trent’s general surgery residency while he was doing a transplant rotation at Scripps Green Hospital. “We were taking care of a mutual patient and hit it off right away,” related Trish. “We have been married for 15 years now.” They were married at the Vatican, and even met Pope John Paul II!


Connor, age 14, is in ninth grade at Cathedral Catholic High School. An avid athlete, he has played baseball, basketball, and lacrosse, but his passion is soccer. He plays soccer for the DMCV Sharks on the 2004 Elite Clubs National League team and his goal is to play soccer in college. He also loves English, history, science, and geography. Allie, age 12, is in seventh grade at Pacific Trails Middle School. She is creative and artistic, and dances at GC Dance Company in Solana Beach where she competes at the elite level in lyrical, contemporary ballet, and jazz. She is also involved in Girl Scouts and the National Charity League with her mom.

They are all avid skiers and love to travel. Trent and Connor enjoy fishing together, while Trish and Allie delight in baking and entertaining. Despite how busy life keeps the Douglases, the thing they cherish most is time together. “All four of us are reinvigorated by enjoying downtime at home as a family. Relaxing as a family is a welcome change of pace from a busy surgical career, challenging school days, and the commitments required of elite athletes,” shared Trent. Whether it is reading a book, doing a project in the garage, or enjoying a coffee in the backyard, the Douglases enjoy doing it together.