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Rising Star Reflections – Luke Wade

A native of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Luke Wade is a Rising Star, Class of 2014. Prior to his high school graduation, Luke enlisted in the Army National Guard and served eight years, including one tour of duty as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Luke moved to Kansas City and started KC Crew and SocialHeart. He is a full time web developer at VML. Luke was honored with an Urban Hero award earlier this year. 

Also featured in the May 31st issue of The Independent 

SocialHeart - A Day at Gillis
(Front row) Beth Ott, Julie Ray and Justin Hofstetter (back row) Luke Wade and Theo Bunch enjoyed a day full of bounce houses, face painting and snow cones at Gillis Center. 
SocialHeart - Date Auction KC PIls Man
Luke Wade introduced the fourth annual Date Auction benefiting the Dream Factory. 

 

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