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His advice to his younger self would be to seize the day. In 2005, legacy Clay Mobley ’92 chose to do just that. He left the world of financial services to pursue his life-long passion: conservation. Today, he is the coastal director of the Georgia Conservancy. We caught up with him to learn a little more about his professional journey, family and Gamma memories.

Tell us about your professional journey from graduation to the conservancy.
I graduated from UGA with a B.S. in zoology, moved to San Francisco and worked for a stockbroker for a year. I enjoyed west coast surfing! I moved to Telluride, Colo., in the fall of '93 where I worked at a ski shop in the winter and enjoyed snowboarding. I worked for a landscaping company in the summer of '94 with Tom Cruise's house as our big project. In the fall of ’94, I moved back to my hometown of Savannah and started a career as an investment advisor. During this time, I became an avid angler and bird shooter. After 11 years in the financial business and enjoying the late ’90s bull market, I changed careers to marine conservation. I was looking to give back and pursue my life-long passion of conservation. In 2005, I took a position as the executive director for the Coastal Conservation Association in Georgia. We grew chapters all over the state with help from several KA brothers. Thank you! I landed my current position as the coastal director of the Georgia Conservancy in the summer of 2011. I love it! It gives me a chance to help conserve Georgia's coast, a true passion of mine.

What are you fondest memories of being a brother of KA UGA?
Friendships

What would you say are your life’s biggest successes?
Family

What about your membership in Gamma Chapter makes you the most proud?
Being a part of a great heritage.

If you could go back and relive one KA moment, what would it be?
Chi Omega Barnyard Social.

Tell us a little bit about your family and interests.
I love being a father and husband. I married my beautiful and smart wife, Stephanie, in 2002. She is a '96 UGA grad and a Zeta. We have two children: daughter Maeve, 11, and our 10-year-old son Garner. My father, Sonny, is a UGA KA as well, Class of 1963. Our family is active in our church and sports. My wife is a yoga teacher, and our children play sports year-round. I still surf and play adult league soccer.

What advice would you give the younger you?
Carpe Diem

What do you want people to remember about you 50 years from now?
That I was a Christian family man, conservationist, athlete and southern gentleman.

Brothers can connect with Clay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 912.507.2529.

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