Clay Ellerbrook, AIA

Architect

Clay has persevered. Raising his daughter, Alexis, as a single father gave him a much different perspective than most during his architecture schooling and early career. He learned to juggle many responsibilities and to press on through difficult circumstances — traits that have stuck with him throughout his career as an architect.

Clay enjoys working with clients to find creative solutions to issues they face. He’s personable and easy to talk to, which allows him to really gain an understanding of clients’ needs. He aims to grow in the field of architecture and within the Hafer community.

He also wants to continue to work with charities because he believes “the more we invest in our community, the more we will see in return.” He is on the board of directors for Aurora, a nonprofit dedicated to serving the homeless, and is a member of the Family Selection Committee for Habitat for Humanity of Evansville.

Clay and his wife, Mallory Deckard, live in Newburgh and his daughter, Alexis, attends Indiana University. He enjoys playing poker, card games and board games; his go-to drink is an old-fashioned; and he also likes to fit in a game of tennis when weather and time allow.