CJ has held a number of roles in the nonprofit, government, and education sectors over the last ten years. His involvement with critical policy development projects at the Environmental Center at Fort Lewis College (FLC) and the City of Monte Vista enabled him to work on key land use, economic development, public health, and sustainability issues. He’s served on various boards of directors — most recently, as a member of the San Luis Valley Development Resources Group Technology Planning Committee (2016-2017). His career endeavors and educational pursuits provide him with a strong foundation in dispute resolution and facilitating project building efforts. CJ holds a BA in Philosophy with minors in Biology and Political Science from FLC (2014). He also has an MA in Political Science from the University of Colorado Denver in (2017) and a Graduate Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Denver (2018). In 2018, he established Clayton Jr. Mediation to provide mediation, negotiation, and facilitation services. His mediation practice primarily focuses on business, family, divorce, and property disputes. In 2018, he partnered with the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center to co-lead a seven-part community conflict resolution workshop series in Boulder, Colorado. CJ has also been a volunteer mediator for Jefferson County Mediation Services since 2018.