BA | Naropa University | Psychology
Claire joined the Small Talk team in 2023 after serving as a Marketing Director for over a decade at two companies. Her educational and professional pursuits have centered on psychology, organizational leadership, and the arts. As Small Talk’s Development Director, her goal is to raise awareness for Children’s Advocacy Centers' vital role in society and to ensure that child victims of physical and sexual abuse have access to the justice and recovery process they deserve. Claire believes every child should be safe and cared for at home and in our community and is committed to working towards this future.
Claire obtained a BA in Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Her studies focused on organizational psychology and leading somatic practices for trauma therapy. She co-founded and led a class on the work of Robert Kegan, a Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, on identifying and overcoming the limitations of adult development in organizations. She also completed a two-year intensive leadership program with Gay and Katie Hendricks, well-known authors and psychology doctors, focusing on leading with integrity, emotional literacy, and effective communication.
In addition to her professional career, Claire is an accomplished equestrian, from the show ring to leading pack mules and guided tours in Yosemite National Park. She lives in Dewitt, Michigan, with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys many creative pursuits, gardening, reading, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones.