Clay has extensive exposure and experience in agriculture studies, both domestically and abroad. He served as the Program Assistant at the North Carolina FFA Association. He spent 10 years as the Broiler Production Technician at CMC Farms where he was responsible for key equipment, facility and livestock assets.
Deeply involved with the local community, Clay also volunteers with the Young Farmers & Ranchers as Vice Chair as well as being a current Volunteer Firefighter. Clay graduates this year from NCSU College of Agricultural and Life Sciences as a Park Scholarship recipient, a four year fully-funded academic merit scholarship which offers an executive style leadership academy, infused diversity training and intensive learning laboratories.