“That’s how communities are built: giving to and supporting one another.”
When Clayton first moved from a farming community in Iowa to Nashville, he spent his nights playing music on stage at Tootsie’s. He landed a publishing contract but decided to leave it behind to become a financial analyst for HCA Healthcare. After hearing Milton Johnson speak about the importance of United Way, he immediately joined the Young Leaders Society and applied to be a big brother with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. He says his time with the organization has shown him how income disparity in communities can impact education and housing—and how policy shifts and generously helping our neighbors will help us to enact positive change in our community.