Claire moved to Portland in 2014 from Tucson, Arizona and proceeded to attend Portland State University (PSU) where she graduated with a degree in Child and Family Studies. Previous to joining Camp Fire Columbia Claire worked as a peer mentor at PSU and was a track and field coach at Sellwood Middle School.
Before entering child and family studies Claire was a vocal jazz major and has taught music at Bravo Orchestras and My Voice Music. Her passion for music carries into her life outside of work where you’ll likely hear her singing. She continues to write songs and advocate for music education, and holds to the belief that obstacles youth face do not define them.