Board Member Spotlight: Board Chair Robert Clark

How long have you been on UMC’s Board of Directors?

This is my second go ‘round.  I’m in my second year this time.

Why did you join UMC’s Board of Directors?

Community mediation is such a great service to the public, especially in family court matters.  I enjoy lending any expertise I may have to helping the cause.

Which committee(s) do you currently serve on?

Volunteer and Executive

What do you enjoy most about volunteering on the UMC Board of Directors?

I get to meet a lot of smart and fun people. I love hearing the stories and backgrounds of other people in our community that have a willingness to give back.

What is your current occupation?

I am a business owner of an HVAC company and a family law attorney.

What do you enjoy most about mediation?

Getting the big hug at the end when people are happy their case is settled and the children are kept safe.

Who inspires you?

DSS defense attorneys.  They do all they can to help their clients get their kids back, but one can’t always make the client “drink the water.”  They still do it to help with a smile on their face even with great odds of losing their cases.

What is one thing – either mediation-related or not – you learned in the last month?

Kitchen garbage bags don’t have to be puffed or blown open.  They come inside out to begin with.

What is something about you (a fun fact) that not many people know?

I love playing on my tractor at our mountain home/land.

What is the last book you read?

Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

What is the first concert you ever attended?

Billy Joel at the Little John Coliseum in Clemson circa 1980s.

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Cubed steak, rice and gravy, black eyed peas, collard greens, cornbread and ice tea.  Every. Day.