C. Claiborne Linvill

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Claiborne Linvill has lived in Clemson since 2005. During that time, she served as PR and Marketing Director of the South Carolina Botanical Garden, where she was involved in the Lake Hartwell Tourism Alliance. She also taught public relations classes at Clemson University. She is the founder and president of Rock Creek Communications, a marketing consultancy that serves several clients at Clemson University as well as many Upstate-area businesses. She is also a senior strategist and writer for ALINE, based in Spartanburg. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Claiborne has a B.A. in Communication from Wake Forest University and an M.A. in Professional Communication from Clemson University.

Claiborne has dedicated time and energy to several nonprofit organizations in Clemson and Pickens County. She is on the Executive Board of the Community Foundation of Greater Clemson and was appointed to the Keep Pickens County Beautiful committee by Pickens County Council in 2020. She ran an arts program for the PTA at Lakes & Bridges Charter School, and previously chaired the International Festival and served as Vice President of the PTA at Clemson Elementary. She has volunteered as a Girl Scout Daisy Leader, a Cub Scout Webelo Den Leader, and as a Clemson-Central Rec assistant softball coach. Claiborne served on the PTO and board of the Episcopal Day School, and served on the Communications Committee for Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

Along with a group of retired teachers, Claiborne joined the founding committee of Lakes & Bridges Charter School, the first public, tuition-free school in the Southeast for children with dyslexia. Starting a new nonprofit school in the Upstate required working with government officials, local business and education leaders, city employees, and charitable organizations. Thanks to the committee’s hard work and a unique partnership with Pickens County Schools, Lakes & Bridges opened in 2018 and now serves 120+ children in Easley.

Claiborne is a member of the City of Clemson’s Leadership Clemson Class of 2015 and a member of the South Carolina Democratic Party’s James E. Clyburn Political Fellowship Class of 2021.

Claiborne is married to Darren Linvill, associate professor of Communication at Clemson University. They have two daughters, Sylvia and Amelia, and a rescue dog, Cosmo. When not running lots of carpools, Claiborne enjoys going on hikes throughout the Upstate, taking dance classes, traveling, reading, and playing board games.

District 1
C. Claiborne Linvill
222 McDaniel Avenue, B-1
Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 765-1496
Council Office: (864) 898-5856
Email: Claiborne Linvill
Term: 1-1-2023 to 12-31-2026