Staff Spotlight: Clyde


Meet Clyde!

Our Iowa-born-and-bred Maintenance Supervisor has been caring for our facilities and grounds for nearly two years.

Clyde’s upbringing introduced him to handiwork early on. At age 14, he was already single-handedly completing the basement framing, plumbing and electrical for the house his father built, propelling him into various construction and maintenance jobs thereafter. After he and his wife, Cheryl, were married and had their two daughters, Clyde joined the military and relocated to Alaska with his family.  Following his service in the military, Clyde operated his own maintenance company for nearly eight years. Later taking a job with FedEx, Clyde and his family were drawn back to the mainland and eventually to Michigan where a friend recommended him for his current position.

When Clyde isn’t aimlessly wandering around with a screwdriver, he enjoys spending time with his six grandchildren, serving on the elder board at his church, hunting and fishing (although once you’ve tasted the spoils of the Alaskan frontier, it’s hard to get excited about Michigan game).

The time that Clyde has worked at David’s House has exposed him to a multitude of experiences with the special needs community that have deeply impacted him. “Love for people the world often considers unlovely: that’s why I do what I do.”

You are appreciated, Clyde. We’re so grateful for your faithful service at David’s House!