Claud was born in Mobile, Alabama and reared in Fairhope, Alabama. He received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Southern Fiction from the University of Alabama. He has an MBA from the University of South Alabama.
Claud began his career in Real Estate Appraising in 1985 and opened his own appraisal firm in 1991. He is a Certified General Appraiser and is experienced in residential, commercial and conservation/historic easement appraisals.
Claud is licensed in multiple states. Current licensing list available on request.