Luke Huffman

Luke Huffman

Property Manager

Coalfield Development Corp

Huntington, WV USA

I got tired of living someone else’s dream. It was my turn. Quit fighting it and just go live it.


By Roadtrip Nation

Luke Huffman


My road in life took a while to figure out.
Born in West Virginia, but moved to Palm Beach, Florida when I was three years old—moved back to West Virginia when I was 14 and it was a massive culture shock.
After high school, I attended a community college in Illinois, where I played baseball.
Attended Marshall Community and Technical College, where I earned my associates’s degree in physical therapy.
While I was still in college, at 21 years old, my daughter was born—I had to raise her pretty much by myself for the first few years of her life and went to school right alongside her.
After college, I worked as a physical therapist assistant for over eight years—I truly loved it, but after a while, I got tired of doing it day-in and day-out.
I took my passion for helping people and started a community development group that helped feed and clothe local children.
Began volunteering with Coalfield Development, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the development of Appalachia and its people.
Eventually, I took on a full-time position working as a property manager for Coalfield Development, where I help oversee the various projects and properties we work on.


High School
Associate's Degree
General Studies
Marshall Community and Technical College
Associate's Degree
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Mountwest Community and Technical College
Lead Paint Abatement
Clandestine Meth Lab Remediation
Mold Remediation
Commercial Drivers License (CDL)


Property Manager

I manage the property and projects for a community development organization.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Start volunteering and advocating for your community and the causes you care about. Do whatever you can to help. If you want to make a career change, take the time to get educated whether it's through college, certificates, or on-the-job training programs.


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Who are these guys? Why are they here trying to change things? It can't be good."

Challenges I Overcame

Young Parent
Career Change

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