His family started his passion for the non-profit as a “YMCA-Baby” and eventually developing him into a staff member in Dallas, Texas.

In his early teens, Luke worked as a referee for the Dallas sports programs and events. Growing his skills, he continued his Y development by working in-ground maintenance until leaving for college. Luke says he gained valuable life lessons like persistence and determination because of the Y that helped him accomplish his life-long dream by becoming a proud Medical Professional.

The skills Luke learned working at the Y have followed Luke into adulthood and he is so grateful for the opportunities it provided him to grow as a young adult.

When he is not working you can find Luke staying healthy around the valley by biking, hiking, or here at the Chris-Town Y.

The YMCA is important to Luke because it is a place for the community to come together as one, creating positive and meaningful relationships while learning valuable life skills. When Luke moved to the valley he came to the Chris-Town YMCA in hopes to find the same atmosphere the YMCA in Dallas has.

Fortunately, he found exactly what he was looking for and is now a familiar face to many members and staff. Luke enjoys the friendliness of the staff, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Chris-Town YMCA has to offer which keeps him coming back.