Initially trained in the sciences, Jeff Clay’s career trajectory includes working in the public relations/advertising field, eleven years as a petroleum chemist, and fourteen years managing an information technology department whilst implementing international software projects. As a photographer, he had been creating images for more than three decades but in early 2008 launched Clayhaus Photography to focus on fine-art landscape, architecture, and travel photography. At this time he also established Clayhaus Consulting to concentrate on project management and website strategization and implementation for small businesses and local not-for-profits.
During this latter period, he also began working with a number of local non-profit organizations focused on land conservation, climate change mitigation, and clean, sustainable energy. He sits on the Boards of a number organizations including the Executive Committee of the Utah Chapter Sierra Club, where he is the Chairperson for the Utah Wilderness 50 committee.