Born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Luke has taken a long and winding path to Savannah. He grew up fishing, hunting, and exploring the forests and rivers of central kentucky, fostering a love of the outdoors. He graduated with a graphic design degree from the University of Kentucky, but found himself confined to a desk. He struck out west, finding a new path in the mountains of Utah working for the US Forest Service. His commitment to public service would continue at the National Park Service in St. Croix, where he met his wife researching sea turtles. His love of the outdoors would drive him to complete his biology degree at the University of Kentucky and join his future wife in Maryland where he worked for the next eight years as a freshwater biologist for the MD DNR. He completed his Masters Degree at Johns Hopkins University in Environmental Science and Policy, and looked for a change of pace. His family moved to Savannah in August 2016, just in time for two tropical storms and Hurricane Matthew. He acts as point person for education events, paddle trips, and a variety of other activities in the watershed.