Founder Clay Daniel is a graduate of Harvard University and Dallas Theological Seminary. After five years as a campus minister working with Yale students, he returned to the field of education in 2008 and founded Clayborne in 2009 because he saw the promise of a powerful recipe: one part one-to-one test preparation; one part consummately flexible program; one part relentlessly responsive team of tutors. Also, he just really loves these tests! It’s like Christmas every time a new one comes out. But he also loves coaching students to successful realization of their dreams. In his free time, Clay enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, playing and watching sports, and playing Scrabble, for which he has a national ranking (translation: he has spent way too much time playing Scrabble).

Clay’s credentials in test preparation:

• 10+ years in test preparation with the SSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT
• Perfect GRE score (old GRE twice; new GRE once)
• Perfect GMAT score
• 178 LSAT score (99th percentile)
• SAT 2360 (800 CR, 800 M, 760 W)
• ACT 36 (36E, 36M, 36R, 36S)

Co-owner and Chief Operations Officer Lee Elberson was born and raised in southern Louisiana.  He joined the Marines at 17 in an effort to find some discipline in his life.  Well, he found it and went on to graduate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science in physics and was inducted into the honors society Sigma Pi Sigma.  He then went on to obtain a master's degree in chemical physics at the University of Maryland where he taught many classes in the physics department.  Lee did his PhD research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory working on relativistic electron transport in a laser-induced plasma.  Needless to say, Lee has a passion for all things quantifiable.  He is an energetic person who has a passion for educating others and he enjoys coaching young adults to achieve their goals.  Lee spends his free time training for marathons, playing poker, watching Imax 3D movies, or creating some ridiculously intricate spreadsheet.