Began Skating: Age of 3. My first Regional and National Championships were in 2005.
Sponsor: Skates USOccupation: Sales Associate
Employer: Lucky Brand
High School: Dr. T. J. Owens Gilroy Early College Academy
High School Graduation: 2015
High School Location: Gilroy, California
Other High School Activities: Community TheaterCollege: Gavilan College; Westmont College
College Graduation: 2015; Fall 2017Major: AA Liberal Arts; BA English (in progress)
Other College Activities: Technical Assistant for Westmont's Theater Department (on scholarship)
International Experience: 5th in Dance and Freedance at the 2014 Pan American Festival
USARS Scholarship Recipient 2015 ,
Awards Outside Of Skating: Provost Scholarship at Westmont College
Life Goals: Become involved in youth ministry and help inspire kids and teens.
Career Goals: Use my English degree to become a writer. Specifically, I would like to become a screenwriter.
Skating Goals: Qualify for the World Championships in World Class Dance and World Class Figures and to place at the World Championships.
Favorite Sports Figure: Gustavo Casado, Daniel Morandin, Nicole Leonard
Favorite Food Before Competition: Rice cake(s) smothered in peanut butter
Favorite Movie: "Inception" and "Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"
Favorite Place To Shop: Nike
Favorite Competition Music: Really intense film soundtracks or Dillon Francis
Favorite Posession: Light SabersHobbies: Weight lifting, sleeping, finding over priced, hipster coffee shops to go to
One Word To Describe You: Ambitious
What Makes You Unique: I am a very passionate person in all aspects of my life from skating to school to theater and my obsession with films/books/musicals/etc.
Who Do You Admire Greatest Influence: Eduardo Gravina, my coach and best friend, inspired me to skate because I love it and not for the medals or prestige. He helped me to have confidence in not only my skating but myself. I would not be the person I am today without him.Father: Scott Clifford
Mother: Lori Clifford
Sisters: Ashley Clifford
Family Members In Sports: Mom and Dad both competed in Figure Roller Skating and actually skated team for a period of time. My sister, Ashley, has been skating just as long as I have and has been on the World Team 5 times now in Junior World Class Freeskating.