Clay has been a principal in the firm since 1990. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Building Science degrees from Auburn University, returning to Fairhope in 1990 to join Walcott Adams Verneuille. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects. Clay has extensive experience in large, religious, institutional and multi-family residential projects, recently restoring his own 85 year-old bungalow in downtown Fairhope. He enjoys the outdoors and spending time with wife, Maria, and daughters, Hayes and Grey.