Luke Cisneros – Transportation Engineer & Golden State Native

Luke Cisneros

1. What drew you to Hoyle Tanner?

As much as I enjoyed being a Field Engineer and getting to be near the action of construction, I wanted to be a part of what went on behind the scenes. I heard very good things about Hoyle Tanner and, after interviewing with them, I was really excited about the amount of opportunity they had to work in different areas of engineering.

2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?

I have learned that Hoyle Tanner really fosters unity amongst the company. Despite the pandemic, there has been a conscious effort to keep everyone connected as safely as possible.

3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle Tanner?

I haven’t been here a full year yet; however, I imagine Christmas time would be the best time of year at Hoyle Tanner. The much anticipated Christmas party was cancelled this year; however, I could see how much people were looking forward to come together to celebrate the year with each other.

4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?

A roadway project in Maine has been a great opportunity for me to work on nearly every part of the design. The amount of exposure to the different elements of this project has been an amazing learning experience for me.

5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?

I tried the Dunkaccino and it was pretty tight.

6. How many different states have you lived in?

Three: California, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?

It’s cliché, but I could eat pizza for any meal because you could make it fit any meal…and it would be delicious.

8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?

We have two cats (Kiki and Suki) and a dog (Rosie). My wife named Kiki before we met and together we named Rosie, because we thought it was cute, and Suki, because we were binge watching the series Avatar: The Last Airbender.

9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?

Anaheim, CA is where Disneyland originated.

10. What are three things still left on your bucket list?

a. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower
b. Take a trip to Greece
c. Lift my wife up like Baby from Dirty Dancing

11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island

  1. Beach Chair
  2. Umbrella
  3. A Cold One

12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?


13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?

My 20-year-old Nintendo Game Boy with Pokemon Yellow Version still in it.

14. Words to live by? Favorite quote? Why?

“When in doubt, pinky out.” It’s a good rule of thumb when you’re trying to look fancy.

15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I really wanted to be a doctor or an astronaut.

16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?

I wonder if anyone has returned a parachute for not opening.