Claire is a graduate of California State University at Sacramento with a degree in Education and English. She taught until she and Vern had their first child and then spent the rest of the time as a “Stay at Home Mom” until both children were in college. During that time Claire served as a “Professional Volunteer” as she and her family moved around the Country as an Air Force Family. Once the kids were on their own, she became involved in the Chamber of Commerce and was CEO for the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce in Fairfax VA. She held that position for 17 years and so when the Luke’s moved back home to California it seemed only natural to get involved in the Chamber here.
She is involved in the community serving as a Neighbor Watch Chairman in Lincoln Hills. She serves on the Board for Lincoln Rotary and the Lincoln Community Foundation. She is serving as Chairman of the Ambassadors for the Chamber and also as the First VP for the Chamber Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.
“It is important that we respect and honor the rights of our Business Community recognizing the individuality of each member. I enjoy supporting each of you in whatever way I can as a member of The Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce”.