Meet the Ninjaneers


Josh Elam

Six years shy of being an official Knoxville native, Josh Elam doesn’t let that stop him from being one of the most diehard UT fans of all time — a claim that can get you killed in these parts! He loves UT so much that he earned two bachelor degrees from the institution: a BA in Poly Sci and History in 2008, and a BS in CE in 2012. In 2013, Josh received his masters in Structural Engineering and has been a bonafide engineer ever since.

Married to his college sweetheart, Josh and Cait are parents to the “coolest little girl ever” and have another one on the way, who will know doubt be competing for that title. Other than work life and home life, he has little to talk about, unless you’d like to hear about his DIY projects, his passion for film, his latest LEGO creation, his snow skiing adventures, or the newest batch of beer he has brewing in his garage.

  • Ninjaneer Name: Luke Skyscraper
  • Favorite Quote: “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” — J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Dork Alert: He spends hours “researching” the history and lore of A Song of Ice and Fire, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars. He’s also been known to frequent “nerd conventions.”