Meet Lucas

Lucas grew up in Fresno, California, where he met his wife Shara in the 10th grade when her family moved from Utah County. After spending their senior year as drum majors of the marching band, Lucas followed Shara and her family as they moved back to Utah, and they were married in 1994. As their family began, Lucas continued his education in Salt Lake City, graduating in 1998 from SLCC with his ADN (nursing degree). He furthered his education receiving his Bachelor's of Nursing from the University of Utah, while working in the CCU at LDS Hospital.

Lucas and Shara moved their family back to Fresno where he received a Master's of Nursing from Fresno State. Around that time their youngest son was diagnosed with autism at 3 years of age. This diagnosis changed Lucas' professional focus away from cardiology and toward providing medical care for children with autism. This change in practice took them to Austin, TX. He practiced there at The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development.

In 2011 Lucas and Shara moved their family back to Utah to be closer to extended family. Since moving back to Utah, the Ramirez family has enjoyed much success and many changes. Their children have been involved in band, orchestra, theater, special education, Honors and AP courses, concurrent enrollment, and distance education; among many other academic and extracurricular programs offered at various public and charter schools within the Alpine School District area.

As their kids got older, Shara returned to the University of Utah, and finished her Psychology degree in 2017. The family has celebrated three weddings and multiple graduations from BYU, UVU, and SUU. Education, music, and the arts have allowed the Ramirez family to connect to each other and to the community over the years.

Lucas is a board certified nurse practitioner with a wide variety of experience, working in areas of cardiology, pediatric bio-medical care, bio-identical hormone replacement for women and men, and prevention/early diagnostic surveillance for the elderly. 

Lucas enjoys shooting sports, playing basketball, gluten-free baking, gardening, and playing the guitar. In 2019 he completed his first 1/2 marathon and plans on running his first marathon in San Francisco in 2020. Lucas and Shara have been married over 26 years and have four children - Emma (25), Isaac (22), Elliott (19), and Abram (17).