Lucas Emmerson is a California native. His father an actor, his mother a studio executive, he could have made an easy entry into the glitzy world surrounding him. But his most memorable moments were not the casting parties or the late night line readings or standing ovations his father gained. It was the charity work, the helpless being given hope. The difference made with time, concern and a little bit of effort. To Luc, it was natural to go into the 'helping business'. An associates in psychology and liberal arts, Luc used his personal experiences and connections more than his education. Three nights a week he volunteered several hours to give care to the homeless and transient. Shamelessly using his father's connections and innate charm to gain funding for the less fortunate. Three years ago, he founded his own project: Past The Valley. A step up from the halfway houses, setting up the willing to become stable members of society with therapy, medical aid, training for work or education. At 27, Luc is still single, managing to find time to shower and fall face first into his bed for a few hours before he's at it again. His parents were an oddity, still married, unsure but supportive of their son. On friendly terms with them, the hectic pace of all their lives keeps contact limited to emails and a monthly phone call, managing a family meal once a month.
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