Before joining Clayborne, Sales Manager Richard Needham was a manager at several e-commerce companies. He holds an M.F.A. in Film Production with an award for academic excellence from the University of Miami School of Communication in Coral Gables Florida. Richard has wrangled chickens in Central Park for a Busta Rhymes video, produced The Ticket, a documentary about lottery winners (currently on Hulu), traveled to Mongolia to film reindeer herders and has worked as cinematographer on numerous films for artist Dara Friedman. Richard loves travel, surf and snow sports and going on random adventures with his daughter, Rachel.
Prior to coming to Clayborne, administrative manager Rory Gibbens spent most of his adult life alternating between teaching and restaurant management. Having earned his M.Ed from the University of Oregon, he went on to teach technology, language arts, and social studies at schools in Oregon and Philadelphia. As administrative manager, he stands in a comfortable place, at the confluence of education and management.
In his free time, Rory finds that cozying up to a good book is always a great way to spend a rainy afternoon, and a hike in the woods is a great way to spend a Saturday morning. Nothing matters more to Rory than his wife Amy, and his son, Beckett. A perfect evening is one where he can make dinner for his family, sit and watch the sunset, and Beckett goes to sleep without a single screech of his siren.
Sarah Field has joined Clayborne as the Community Outreach and Scholarship Coordinator. She graduated from Christopher Newport University with a degree in Art History and a minor in Childhood Studies. Throughout college, Sarah developed an appreciation for art history and a love for helping others. She was a leader with Cru and Young Life College and developed an art program for homeless children. She spent her summers working at an outdoor adventure camp called Missions Springs Frontier Ranch in the mountains of Northern California. Her passion for art, history, culture, and meeting new people led Sarah to study abroad in Florence, Italy for a semester. Sarah loves travel and has lived in Virginia, California, and New York City. At Clayborne Sarah is the outreach and scholarship program coordinator and school liaison.
College Counseling and Academic Coordinator Christianna Andrews has worked with Clayborne as a tutor and administrator since 2013. Prior to her tenure with Clayborne, Christianna worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator with the University of Virginia, and as an Academic Counselor with Carroll County Public Schools and Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth. She is excited to develop Clayborne's College Counseling program, which marries her love of education and college planning to help students explore the full spectrum of their interests. She has served as an Academic Tutor with West Middle School, Baltimore City Public Schools, and Susquehanna Township School District. Christianna holds a B.S. in English and Psychology from James Madison University, a M.Ed. in Secondary School Counseling from the Pennsylvania State University, and a M.Sc. in the History of Art from the University of Edinburgh. In her spare time, Christianna enjoys hiking, slowly jogging, and staying up-to-date on pop culture trivia.