Hi, I'm Lucas.
Husband, Father
Owner/Creative Director, Professor
TEDx Speaker w/ over two decades of digital design and development experience.

Creative Director

I've been in digital media since 1997.


I'm into XC and Enduro mountain biking.


I teach web + digital at UMGC.


I am learning to fly planes.

About Lucas

I am a small-town Georgia-born Social Entrepreneur specializing in technology and community organization. I enjoy riding my mountain bike, flying air planes, coding/programming, and spending time with my 3 boys.

I’ve been involved with technology since I was a kid and video games have trained me to coordinate my mind with puzzle solving. So after spending 9 years in the retail apparel industry working my way up from web design to systems engineer, I began trying to solve the puzzle of how to rewire the local and small business economy with the ‘things’ that were going to improve their longevity.

In 2010, the day before I turned 30, I started @StandAndStretch as a way to reach out to local businesses to help them achieve goals through marketing, sales and eventually mentorship. It was just a blog then and, in the set of waves that social media brought, we were able to educate our clients and empower them to move into the digital spaces through partnership. As we got better, so did our list of clients.

It’s 2021 and the world has caught up to our virtual approach to business and we are better for it.

From the Blog

An enjoyable story.

TEDx Talk

Hackathons are events where computer programmers, designers, and others cooperate intensively on software projects.

Here I propose hackathons as a viable, new economic development tool empowering a localized creative class to engage and support local government and organizations.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

I am always looking for a community project!

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