Claire joined the Greenville Oaks staff as the Financial Officer in October 2015. Claire is licensed as a Certified Personal Accountant (CPA) in Texas. Claire manages the weekly contribution, pays the bills and handles any other financial questions that come her way.
Claire grew up in the Houston area, attending church every time the doors were open with her parents and two siblings. Her faith grew immensely during her time attending college at Harding University (Fall 2005-Spring 2009). She also met her husband, Michael, at Harding and they were married on June 20, 2009. Michael is currently working as a licensed architect in Bedford, Texas. They attend church at Prestoncrest Church of Christ in Dallas.
Claire graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration in May 2009 and started work at BKD, LLP in Dallas as a staff auditor. She studied and passed her CPA exam in November 2010. Claire worked in the manufacturing and distributing niche for 7 years, promoting from staff auditor to senior auditor and then to manager. She also worked extensively with the Learning and Development team writing training material, as well as leading training sessions for interns and new staff on software and auditing standards.
She was employed by BKD until October 2015 when she decided to look for a more part-time position after the birth of their first child in January. An old Harding friend connected Claire and the Greenville Oaks team and God provided the perfect timing for both the church and Claire.
Claire and husband Michael have two children- Harrison was born in January 2015 and a second boy (Caleb) joined the family in June 2017. Claire spends her spare time changing diapers, playing construction site, building train tracks, and occasionally finds time to read and bake.