Clay Claiborne, CPO
Clay has 20 years experience as a Certified Prosthetist. In 2005 he founded Claiborne Prosthetics & Orthotics. Clay was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, and attended NC State University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business.
His career started in the family business, Slug’s Restaurants. Despite success in the restaurant business, Clay felt a strong desire to help people. To fulfill this desire he attended the University of California at Domingo Hills to graduate with a certificate in Prosthetics and Orthotics.
In the past decade, Clay has worked with all levels of amputees. His experience with different components and designs has given him a first-hand knowledge of developing a system that is most beneficial to the individual patient.
Clay is an American Board Certified (ABC) prosthetist. In addition, Clay holds many certifications for high level prostheses and orthoses.
Clay started an amputee Support Group in Charlotte with monthly meetings on educational topics. Clay believes in the team approach: including doctors, therapists, family and friends to meet his patients’ needs.
Elaine Claiborne, Controller
"I've been in accounting since 1980 and started the business with Clay back in 2006. While not in patient care, Clay was lucky enough to marry an accountant, so the books are taken care of. I enjoy hiking and spending time with my family."
Chris Huffstetler, BOCPO
Chris was born and raised in New Bern, North Carolina and has been in the Orthotic and Prosthetic industry since high school. He started as a technician under great guidance and worked his way up to becoming a Prosthetist, Orthotist. Chris was in the Navy from 1990 to 1994.
"My name is Chris Huffstetler, I've been in the field since 1988. I've worked at numerous places. I've got a wife and a son. My hobbies are building things out of wood and playing with my son."
Janet Hernandez, Office Administrator
"Janet Hernandez. This year will be 10 years in O & P and about 25 years of medical office experience. I have five kids and four grandchildren."
Roya Behrouzjou, Assistant Office Administrator
"My name's Roya. I've been here about a year and a half, I believe. I only had a little bit of experience before this - I worked at one other prosthetic and orthotic company. Before that I did CNA work. And I like to paint, I like to travel sometimes, I like dogs, I love dogs and animals, and watch movies, and that's about it."
Michael Franz, CO
"I'm Michael Franz. I'm a certified prosthetist technician. I've been in the field since 2008. I was certified as a prosthetist in 2015. I enjoy mountain biking; the outdoors; landscaping projects around the house. I have a wife and two daughters, and a dog named George that I enjoy spending time with."
Alan Garcia, Technician
"My name is Alan Garcia. Prior to this, I had no experience with this, so I was trained on-site, and in October I will be here for 3 years, so that's exciting for me. I'm learning a lot right now, a lot of different things."
Jimmy Wallace, CPO
Jimmy Wallace is a certified prosthetist orthotist specializing in pediatrics.
"I've been in the field since '97. I spend my free time with my family running to the baseball fields, and soccer fields, and all over the Carolinas, playing games. I enjoy the outdoors: hunting, fishing, camping."
Aubrey Warren, CO
Aubrey Warren, certified orthotist.
"I've been in the field since 1988. I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with my daughters and my dog, and cooking. I'm new to the area, been in the area for three weeks, I've been with the company for a short while, so I'm setting in. So far everything's been working wonderfully. My father's name is Tommy - he lives with me."
John King, Custodian