Luke was born and raised in the small western Minnesota town of Wheaton – population 1,460.  Luke was a multi-sport athlete participating primarily in football, basketball, and baseball while also mixing in a few track and field meets and wrestling matches when time allowed.  Luke went on to North Dakota State University in the fall of 2009 as a student-athlete competing on the Varsity Baseball team.  Luke graduated from NDSU in 2013 with a Bachelor’s in Finance and immediately began his career in the Recruiting and Staffing industry with Aerotek, an Allegis Group company and one of the largest staffing organizations in the world.  After gaining invaluable experience at Aerotek, Luke continued his Recruiting career by working as a Technical Recruiter and Business Development Manager with two different local and boutique Technical Search and Consulting firms before ultimately venturing off and starting Skyline Search Partners in April 2019.  In addition to running the day to day operations at Skyline, Luke’s primary focus is within new Business Development, Client Account Management, and Executive Leadership Search in the fields of Information Technology, Engineering, Healthcare, and Technical Sales.  

Luke is supported by his wife, Micah, their daughter, Laiken, and two young boys, Easton and Brewer.   When time allows, Luke enjoys anything to do with sports which has evolved from football, basketball, and baseball as a kid to golf, bowling, and bean bag toss as an adult.  He also enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling, and an occasional woodworking project.   Luke’s favorite athlete is Randy Moss because “Randy made me fall in love with the game of football and the Vikings as a team when he burst onto the scene in 1998.  He is athletically a freak of nature that will likely never be seen again.  And despite what the media portrayed him as, Randy was beloved by his teammates, coaches, and fans everywhere he went.   Luke’s favorite musicians are Chris Stapleton and Eminem due to each of them being “the best the world has ever seen at what they do”.