Claire grew up in Buffalo, NY before moving to Syracuse for school. In 2018 she graduated from SUNY-ESF with a B.S in Aquatic Science. After college, she spent six months working with the seal and sea lion training team at the Niagara Aquarium before coming to Blue Prints in the fall of 2019.
In July 2021 she became a Certified Training Partner through the Karen Pryor Academy for animal training and behavior. She currently trains in the Puppy Development Program at both the Syracuse and Chittenango locations. On the weekends she volunteers at Wolf Mountain Nature Center developing and implementing enrichment programs for the arctic foxes and wolves.