Born in Southeast Colorado Springs, Colorado, Clarence earned a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Human Services from the University of Northern Colorado. In college Clarence was a member of the football team as a 2x All-American, Ray Buchannon Award candidate, 1st and 2nd team All- Conference, and Humanitarian of the year award(2011). Clarence spent his free time public speaking to transition age youth, coaching and mentoring at the Boys and Girls Club, and community outreach in elementary schools and youth centers in Greeley, Colorado.
From 2016 to 2018 Clarence worked in C. Springs school districts 2 and 11 as a Behavior Interventionist and Paraprofessional and a Counselor and Student Advocate. Following the pursuit of an Addiction Counselors and Registered Psychotherapist Certifications, further pursuit applying to graduate school to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. In 2019 Clarence was accepted into Colorado Christian’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program. In January of 2020 Clarence was selected for a fellowship by the NBCC(National Board of Certified Counselors) and NAADAC(National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor) as a Minority Addictions Counselor Fellow. Clarence is currently working at the Life Stance Health & The Therapist of Color Collaboration serving in the role of clinical therapist following completion of his M.A in December 2021. He is also working with the Children’s Hospital of Colorado & a local non-profit focusing on transition-age student athletes & youth mental health and total wellness.
Clarence is also working to establish a collective group of professionals in conjunction with other local organizations to promote Mental Health Awareness in under-served and minority populations. With the aspirations of raising awareness as well as providing low to no cost Mental Health service to the Southeast and greater Pikes Peak Region and El Paso County.