Luke started CrossFit in 2012 as a member of CrossFit Charlotte and was immediately drawn to the daily discomfort practice and discipline demanded by the program. He earned his Level 1 Training Certificate in 2013 before moving to Boston to work for Again Faster Equipment, one of the leading producers of CrossFit training equipment and media in the U.S. During his time in Boston, Luke continued to expand and refine his understanding of the CrossFit methodology, while also developing a unique perspective on affiliate operation through his role as a sales consultant with Again Faster.
In 2015 Luke moved to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with his girlfriend Andee. They lived in Vietnam for a year and a half, both working in footwear manufacturing and experiencing life abroad. They returned to North Carolina in 2016, where Luke became the Head Trainer at CrossFit Charlotte while earning his Level 2 Training Certificate in the process.
A job opportunity for Andee with Brown Shoe Company (now Caleres) brought Luke and Andee to St. Louis in May of 2017, excited to explore a new city and dive into the next chapter of their lives.