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Employee Spotlight: Claire, Hunter, and Jake

We are excited to introduce PYAW's newest team members, Claire, Hunter, and Jake!

Originally from Southern California, Claire enjoys days at the beach swimming and playing volleyball with her family.  As the second of four kids, she is the family goofball and will do anything to make her siblings laugh.  She adores kids and helps with a foster care ministry through her church.  She loves making new friends, exploring unknown places, and reading for hours, all fueled by chai oat milk lattes.  She also enjoys annoying her husband, Evan, with her never ending desire for Rom-com movies and country music. 

Favorite Food:  Pretty much anything with dark chocolate or caramel; she has an insatiable sweet tooth.

Favorite Movie:  Changes daily, but she never gets sick of Pride and Prejudice.

Fun Fact:  Claire did not eat candy for ten years just to see if she could do it.

Favorite Quote:  “You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read” - Charlie “Tremendous” Jones

Hunter grew up in Central Virginia around the Blue Ridge Mountains and enjoys hiking and spending time on the lake.  He also loves to travel around the world, and has visited places like New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Paris, and Barcelona.  Hunter always likes trying local foods and learning about the history and culture of the places he visits. 

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean 

Favorite Quote: "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too" - Voltaire

Jake enjoys playing golf and basketball, working out, and finding new restaurants.  He particularly enjoy Chinese food, Mexican food, and anything that involves chocolate! He has a great appreciation for Oreos and cookie dough. Jake played golf at a competitive level in both high school and college before transferring to Liberty.  He met his  fiancé while volunteering for the Liberty Women's Basketball team and they both enjoy playing basketball during their free time.  Jake also enjoy traveling and some of his favorite places that he's visited are Alaska, Dominican Republic, and a few hiking spots in Virginia. . 

 Favorite Food: Chinese

Favorite Movie: The Blind Side

Fun Fact: I was an opener for a comedy show with over 250 people

Favorite Quote: "Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." - Warren Buffett