Meet the Owner
Clare cares. A Lot.
You will hear it in her voice when she talks about helping people … and tacos. Before founding Clar-e-ty Nutrition & Wellness, you would often find her having impassioned conversations about gymnastics, life, research, nutrition, weightlifting, country music, wellness, and more at her home box, Iron Bridge CrossFit, where she is a dedicated and trusted coach.
Before the days of Clar-e-ty and CrossFit, Clare was like many other active people who struggled with balancing nutrition with lifestyle. Not knowing what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat was the norm. This left her never feeling comfortable in her own skin. Despite her athletic endeavors, Clare didn’t feel like she looked the way she felt. After seeing short-lived success with a nutrition program that dropped her caloric intake to dangerously low levels and then struggling with the unwelcome fluctuations that followed, Clare, a researcher and scientist at heart, decided to take matters into her own hands.
Clare has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Elon University and a Masters in Biomedical Sciences from MUSC giving her both the practical experience and the scientific understanding necessary for safe and thorough nutrition and wellness guidance. While attending graduate school at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Clare dedicated her sparse spare time to absorbing any and everything about nutrition, while also training to become a CF-L1 coach.
A Nutrition Consultant certification from NCI and M2Performance and L2 CrossFit Trainer certification round out her impressive list of credentials, along with numerous scientific publications and presentations that all illustrate a dedication and passion toward her subject matter. You can find Clare and her team at Iron Bridge CrossFit in West Ashley, Lowcountry Barbell Club in Goose Creek, and Starboard CrossFit in North Charleston.
Clare started Clar-e-ty Nutrition & Wellness in 2018 and has since worked with hundreds of individuals--women, men, old, CrossFitter, weightlifter, runner, yogi--to help them achieve their desired body composition goals but also improve their overall quality of life, mindset, and personal lifestyles.
In 2020, she grew the team and grew the team, so together, Clar-e-ty can create MORE impact and MORE value for anyone across the globe.
Clare cares. And she would love nothing more than to help you optimize your personal growth, performance, and happiness through nutrition and wellness coaching.
ASHLEY, Head Coach
Ashley was born and raised in South Carolina, but you can find her now living in Oxnard, California living with her husband who is enlisted in the US Navy and two dogs, Bentley, and Lexi.
Like all members of the Clar-e-ty team, Ashley grew up in an active lifestyle. She grew up riding horses and competing at the national level and had every intention to stick with that path until she found her way into a CrossFit gym in 2018. Just after a few classes, Ashley--like many CrossFitters--was hooked.
After spending a few years diving into the sport of CrossFit and learning and growing as an athlete, she found a new passion of helping others. She earned her CF-L1 certification in 2019 and began her coaching career at Royal Pride CrossFit. In 2021, she and her husband and two dogs (now 3) moved to Charleston, SC, where she is now a coach at Starboard CrossFit.
Like Clare, she discovered how important fuel is for performance and health in CrossFit and thus began her nutrition journey. She started experimenting with her own body and learning how her body responded to different types and amounts of foods and how that affected her performance and strength and her normal day to day life. It wasn't long after that when she realized she wanted to have the same impact on other people, in and out of the gym.
Ashley is a CF-L1 and Precision Nutrition and M2Performance certified coach and has a deep passion for learning and desire to see and help you succeed in your nutrition, fitness, and over-all wellness and health goals.
Mason grew up in Jacksonville, Florida but considers himself a Charleston native having lived in Charleston for now most of his life.
Mason was introduced to sports at a young age, playing soccer, and basketball, swimming, and finally baseball. He played for many years all the way up to his high school years. After high school, looking for something to fill that athletic and competitive gap, Mason found himself trying out a CrossFit class in2017 – becoming obsessed instantly.
Fully absorbed in CrossFit, the methodology, growing as an athlete and helping others, Mason obtained his CF-L1 certification after a little over a year in the sport. In 2020, Mason began competing in Weightlifting and switched over to the sport completely. Similar to Clare and Ashley, he became aware how crucial a role food plays in performance and health, and decided to chase the knowledge to share and help others. In his own personal journey, he's learned the value of eating enough to fuel one's performance.
Mason currently coaches and runs group fitness class program at Lowcountry Barbell Club in Charleston as well as trains in their Olympic Weightlifting Club.
Mason holds his CF-L1 and USAW Level 1 certification, and is certified through the Precision Nutrition Coaching Certification.
Mason brings forth a strong desire to constantly learn and drive to help you thrive in your fitness, nutrition and overall health goals.