Claire specializes in facilitation, strategic planning, and data analysis with a focus in libraries and education. She has worked for academic, public, and special libraries in a variety of capacities, including technical services, information literacy and instruction, and reference. Prior to joining BERK, she worked as the Strategic Planning Program Manager at Tacoma Water, where she led the implementation of a Balanced Scorecard strategy to link all departments and employees in one division-wide strategy.
Claire received her Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington - Evans School, and her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington - Information School. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Smith College. Claire attended Middlebury College’s Language School, where she studied Italian language and literature.
Claire lives in West Seattle with her husband and two indefatigable sons. Claire is a big fan of many things, especially Italian wine, narrative fiction, long runs, and Olympic Peninsula adventures.