Originally from the Chicago area, Luke Dobben started swimming competitively at six years old and was later involved in water polo and lifeguarding while continuing to improve as a swimmer. He began learning about drafting, 3D modeling, and fundamentals of engineering and architecture while in high school and attended Washington University in St. Louis where he studied mechanical engineering while competing on the varsity swim team in the NCAA Divison III and working as a drafter for an MEP/FP consulting firm based in St. Louis.
After earning his BS from Washington University, Luke moved to Portland, Oregon, working in the semiconductor industry for five years. While there, Luke gained valuable experience related to mechanical assemblies, electronic troubleshooting, safety, communication, and traveling. He later worked as an HVAC and plumbing engineer at a small company where he was introduced to Counsilman-Hunsaker. Starting with Counsilman-Hunsaker in the spring of 2023, he is excited to be working at the intersection of engineering and aquatics.
Luke now lives in San Diego, where he is gaining experience in the industry, increasing his contributions to the company, and working toward his Professional Engineering license. In his free time, Luke enjoys movies and live music, playing and creating on guitar, and being active outdoors.
- NCAA All-American
- UAA Swimming Rookie of the Year
- Washington University Athletics Rookie of the Year