Meet Luke!!! He is kind, wise, thoughtful and is always up for a coffee & deep conversation about life. We love his heart for our community and especially the marginalized. He is an excellent barista and also recently joined our Roasting Team!


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“A fool is known by his speech, a wise man by silence”. – Pythagoras


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Can you tell us where you are from?

Saginaw, Mi

What is your favorite Coffee Drink?

A pour over

What do you LOVE about Midland or Bay City?

The people make Midland and Bay city was it is… Being a barista allows me to see this beauty and appreciate the people who make these cities better each day.

How do you hope to make Midland a better community?

I hope to generate a greater love for coffee amongst the people of the community. I think in doing this, there will be a greater connectivity among individuals and make room for more meaningful connection.

LO- We love the approachability and simplicity of a cup of coffee to foster connection.

What is an embarrassing moment you can laugh at?


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I remember having to fill a huge pot for an event at the LO bay city location. I soon realized that all my hard work had started to leak all over the floor, due to a crack in the frame of the pot. Of course, it was a very busy time of day so I just had to laugh at myself and come up with some alternatives.

What is your favorite thing about Live Oak?

THE PEOPLE! I think what I love most is seeing the same faces come in every day. Making these meaningful connections is the purpose of the coffee industry. These connections grow stronger and deeper and you are able to create more purposeful relationships. ALSO, my co- workers are my favorite people in the whole world. They truly care about the community around them and they all love working here, making the environment that much more enjoyable.

Do you have a favorite Quote?

“A fool is known by his speech, a wise man by silence”. – Pythagoras

What do you do for fun?

I read, write, and rock climb.

What are you passionate about & what are some of your dreams?

I am passionate about giving a voice to the neglected or unheard. I would love to eventually do something in the coffee industry, something that fulfills my heart. I also would like to write things that mean something to someone somewhere.

What is your favorite Charity and why?

“Mental Health America “. They have done an immense amount of good for those struggling with a mental illness of some kind. They also seem to have given a voice to teens specifically, who are struggling with a mental illness.

LO- We love that you also have a heart for this cause and look forward to joining you in making a difference. Thank you for your time, talents and sharing your journey with us! We look forward to the future with you.

“A fool is known by his speech, a wise man by silence”. – Pythagoras

What do you do for fun?

I read, write, and rock climb.

What are you passionate about & what are some of your dreams?

I am passionate about giving a voice to the neglected or unheard. I would love to eventually do something in the coffee industry, something that fulfills my heart. I also would like to write things that mean something to someone somewhere.

What is your favorite Charity and why?

“Mental Health America “. They have done an immense amount of good for those struggling with a mental illness of some kind. They also seem to have given a voice to teens specifically, who are struggling with a mental illness.

LO- We love that you also have a heart for this cause and look forward to joining you in making a difference. Thank you for your time, talents and sharing your journey with us! We look forward to the future with you.


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