As the Medical Coordinator, Luke oversees the health and medical well-being of the participants, visiting the field regularly, and providing on-call support to the field staff by phone. With the collaboration of and under the supervision of the medical director, Dr. Scott Barton, Luke implements and carries out treatment plans and evacuations, should an injury or medical issue arise in the field. He also provides regular medical instruction to staff.
Luke earned his first Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Utah Valley University. After serving in the community for several years as a nursing assistant he began his studies to become a nurse, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Utah. Over the past eight years, he has gained experience in a wide variety of nursing environments; home health and hospice, medical oncology, Intensive Care Unit, and most recently with adolescents at a treatment center. Alongside his Nursing license and BSN, Luke’s professional training includes Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support, Emergency Medical Technician, and phlebotomy.
Luke was born and raised in Provo, Utah. He was drawn to the community at Evoke because of the supportive and communicative nature, and the emphasis on the mind-body-spirit connection. Luke loves the outdoors and believes the wilderness to offer great potential for growth and healing.