Born and raised in Yakima, Luke came to Seattle to attend the University of Washington and never left. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in economics, he worked for the finance and cash management division of Nordstrom, then in the finance office for the Daybreak Star Cultural Center for the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation and other small nonprofit organizations.
Luke brings his knowledge and experiences to Philanthropy Northwest’s finance team and learning network. When he is not at work, he spends his time at his community garden. If he can get out of town, he enjoys hiking, fishing and looking for fossils on the Washington peninsula, Oregon coast and eastern Montana. In 2016, he helped discover the Tufts-Love Rex, a Tyrannosaurus rex skull that is displayed at the Burke Museum in Seattle.