Claire specializes in facilitation, strategy, and qualitative data analysis for cultural institutions. A former librarian, Claire worked for academic and public libraries before shifting to public policy. Claire is a self-described people person who enjoys collective problem solving and surfacing common ground on complicated issues through structured discussion. Prior to joining BERK, she was 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 a division-wide strategy.
Claire has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington Information School. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Smith College and 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.