Mr. Canfield has over forty years of experience in the combined areas of structural engineering, construction management, and real estate. His extensive experience in these areas provides a unique background for structural design.
Currently retired from Consulting Engineering, Mr. Canfield's previous experience as a commercial realtor provides him with an insight into the benefit cost ratio of structural systems that very few other engineers have.
With son Brett at Golden Gate
Clay is an avid motorcyclist, and owns several machines. Three modern bikes, two off-road bikes, and two vintage motorcycles. He has ridden over 300,000 miles without an accident, and is always focused on safety. However life without risk would be rather boring, so his adventurous spirit takes him many places in the West and other countries.
He has also written several articles, four of which have been published in BMW Owners News. These can be read on other pages on this website.
An outdoor lover, Clay has invested over 1000 hours in training his latest retriever, "Perra Salveje del Rio": AKA "Rio". Hunting itself is secondary to working with the dog. Dogs are a joy to work with and observe as they do what comes naturally using the protocol they have been trained by their owner.
2010 Long Cruise Crews
Mentoring todays youth is an extremely important task, and requires a considerable amount of time. It is easy to find people who will donate money, but finding qualified people to spend time with youth is more difficult. Clay was Skipper of the Everett WA Sea Scout Ship for ten years and found it very gratifying to work with high-school age youth in sailing. He remains actively involved and is now on the Ship's committee. Sea Scouts is an extension of the Boy Scouts of America, and teaches youth on-water skills, safety, survival, leadership, citizenship, and nautical skills such as navigation. All this occurs in a fail-safe environment and often involves high adventure. The ship's name is "Constellation". The ship's website is www.everettseascouts.com. Please visit to see the activities of the Ship.
Clay is actively involved in several areas on Whidbey Island. He is president of the board of directors for the Whidbey Veterans Resource Center.
Clay is secretary of the Board of Directors for the South Whidbey Yacht Club, and assists in the summer sailing program. He is a US Sailing Licensed instructor and assists in the logistics of the summer sailing program on Lone Lake.