Luke comes to Launch Pad via Boston, and has been as reliable a happy hour attendee as we could hope! But if you know him and were wondering where he went this summer, or don’t and are curious about this interesting international man of mystery, read on and learn about this adventurer!
What company do you work for and what do you do?
Harvard Business Publishing and MyBhutan. HBP leverages Harvard Business School content to develop client specific executive training programs. MyBhutan is a comprehensive tourism portal for travel to the Kingdom of Bhutan.
What drives you to do your work?
At my core I am an engineer – I love learning and I love applying what I learn to solve problems. Over the years, I have built up my STEM tool belt and I can engage new challenges with techniques and approaches drawn from a range of disciplines such as physics, computer science, applied math and electrical engineering. I find it incredibly fulfilling to be able to put a clever twist on an existing technical solution in order to solver a new problem, or to develop from scratch something which incorporates elegant and simple design to effectively meet a need.
What are you passionate about outside of your work?
Cycling and beer. Whether it is my 3 mile ride into Launch Pad, or a multi day tour of Vermont – gliding along on a bike always evokes in me a sense of freedom and adventure. After a bike ride, there is nothing as satisfying as a delicious hearty beer. I met my fiance while we were working at Harpoon Brewery in Boston. Enjoying craft beer will always be something special for me.
What’s the one thing everyone in the office should know about you?
It’s really easy to pull me away from my work if you are wanting to grab coffee or a drink.
What do you bring to the Launch Pad community?
The Launch Pad community is made up of interesting people, all with their own unique perspectives and histories. I like to think my own experiences – the books I’ve read, the places of I traveled to – along with my enthusiasm and energy interacts with the rest of the community’s and contributes in creating something that is ultimately greater than the sum of its parts.
What can Launch Pad do for you?
I first came to Launch Pad looking for a place to be productive. My first few months working remotely were spent predominantly doing laundry and taking on new cooking projects in the kitchen. I definitely needed an environment for me to really settle into my work and be able to concentrate. The productive setting is what originally brought me to Launch Pad, but since then, Launch Pad has been an indispensable point of departure for me to seek out new personal and professional opportunities as I try to explore my new home city.
What’s your favorite thing about Launch Pad?
Without a doubt, the positive energy and feeling of camaraderie that is ever present.