With his passion for creative problem solving, Luke joined thedatabank, gbc in June 2016. He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a degree in Communication Studies, allowing him to better empower thedatabank’s nonprofit partners & clients. Now living in Northeast Minneapolis, he spends his weekends on a tireless pursuit to find the preeminent pizza in the major metropolitan area.

Get to know Luke a little better:

Why is working at a social impact-based company important to you?

thedatabank’s steadfast commitment to supplying excellent, individualized care to its clients is truly inspiring. I am thrilled to be a part of a team that is deeply devoted to ensuring that each organization we encounter is given the tools required to achieve their personal, philanthropic purpose.

If you could have dinner with anyone, past or present, who would it be?

I would take Tina Fey out for some Chicago-style deep dish. I love to laugh almost as much as I adore Lou Malnati’s pizzeria.

If time travel were possible, where would you go and why?

After warning our nation’s leaders of any impending tragedies, I’d go back to 2001 to watch Shrek in theaters again.

How do you spend your free time – when you have it?

I live in a neat neighborhood, so lately I’ve enjoyed exploring the local art studios, restaurants, and breweries. If it’s rainy outside, I love to re-watch episodes of The Office with friends.

What’s on your playlist while you’re at work?

When it comes to music, I’m inclined towards anything and everything that’s upbeat. I like to listen to songs that keep me pumped up and positive!

What does your perfect Saturday morning look like?

A perfect Saturday morning consists of me getting up early enough to watch the sunrise with a few close friends, followed by a big breakfast of pancakes, eggs, and sausage. After that, I’d love to take a stroll through the park across the street so that I can enjoy the sun while planning the rest of my day.

If you could visit any place from a book, real or fictional, where would it be and why?

The Berenstain family had a phenomenal 4 bedroom tree-house property in Bear Country that I’d love to rent for the weekend. Anyone know if they’re on airbnb?