(he/him)Washington Improv Theater
Clyde is a Government Accountability and Risk Management Professional and uses those skills to help better his community.
Clyde currently works for the federal government where he conducts government accountability and program evaluation, ensuring consistent measurement and tracking among federal programs. He was previously on the Risk Management team at the Transportation Security Administration and began his federal service as a Presidential Management Fellow at the US Department of Agriculture, ensuring proper administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Clyde is a native Washingtonian and former Navy Cryptologist. After his military service, he earned his BA in Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland at College Park, his Juris Doctor at Loyola University of New Orleans, and is currently pursuing his Masters of Business Administration in Science Technology Transition at the George Washington University.
Clyde is thankful of the opportunity that WIT has provided him to learn improvisational comedy and hopes that by joining the board he is able to bring his unique perspective as someone served by the East of the River programming. He is passionate about ensuring that comedy remains accessible for Ward 7 and 8 residents and military Veterans.
Clyde is a native Washingtonian and started taking classes at WIT after a friend suggested he would enjoy it.
Clyde took his first improv workshop in 2017, then took WIT level one class a year later, finally completing the curriculum in March 2020. He has performed in shows with various organizations in the DC area, including the Armed Services Arts Partnership and Laugh Index Theater. He has performed on the WIT stage with The Cookout, Hold Up, and Your Town. He is a founding member of indie team Cute and Snobby and made it to the 2022 FIST finals with Baggage Claim.
Clyde is a professional busy body. Outside of regular job, he puts on community service events for under-served communities with The Mission Continues, writes a column in the East of the River Magazine (Darren Be Scheming), and is the founder of the East River Dog Park Group 501(C)(3) where he has been advocating for the first and only dog park East of the Anacostia River. He enjoys submitting himself for awards in his free time and hanging out with his Bull mastiff/Rottweiler dog, Barrow.