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Luke describes himself as a camp kid. From an early age, his parents had him enrolled in a variety of camps: vacation bible school, soccer, Boy Scout and so on. From an early age, camps and summer programs have been an integral part of Luke’s life.
Luke’s experience working at camps/summer programs spans three decades. In college, Luke worked for the City of Oakwood (Ohio) as a lifeguard, where he also began teaching swimming lessons. He soon moved up to the position of head lifeguard and oversaw the swimming instruction program. Eventually he assumed the role of pool manager overseeing lessons, swim meets and practices, and the concessions operations. During this time, Luke also directed the pre-school (ages 3-5) indoor soccer program for the city.
Luke has also worked for the summer programs for Upward Bound and the Boys and Girls Club.
In 2007, Luke began working at academic summer camps as a creative writing teacher at the Academic Camps of Gettysburg College. One year later he became the first camp director for Centenary Summer Scholars. In subsequent years he directed camps in Florida, Virginia, New York City and Vermont.
Outside of camps, Luke has taught at the college level since 2000. He taught courses in English and theatre at Arizona State University, Loyola University, Penn State, Lake Forest College and Northern Illinois University.
Prior to coming to Long Trail School Luke was the Director of Residence Life at Green Mountain College from 2015-2018.
Outside of education, Luke is an accomplished playwright whose work has had dozens of performances nationwide; they have also been published by a variety of presses. Luke holds a BA in English from Miami University and an MFA in playwriting from Arizona State University.
Luke and his wife Christina live in Manchester with their precocious three-year old daughter, Josephina.