TJ Clayton-Cornell

TJ Clayton-Cornell

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At work

Why I do what I do

Why I do what I do

I am so blessed to make a living by helping others and our community. Each day, I sit down and help people overcome financial concerns and obstacles. I also get to help my community with our fraternal programs and activities. It’s very rewarding to do what I do.

I serve members in…

Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

I can help you plan for life using a variety of tools, including…

life insurance, retirement planning, stocks, bonds, ETFs, mutual funds and annuities.

I enjoy working with…

individuals, college students, military families and local small-business owners.

I attended…

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide, where I earned my bachelor's degree in technical management.

I am very proud of…

my time with Modern Woodmen and my military service, working on aircrafts across the world for nine years.

Before Modern Woodmen, I…

was in the U.S. Air Force for nine years, working as an aircraft mechanic on B-52, C-5M and C-17A aircrafts.

I chose Modern Woodmen because…

I believe in how Modern Woodmen supports its members while also giving back to their communities!

The best part of my career is…

establishing a foundation for families, knowing I helped them accomplish the goals they didn't think they could achieve.

A favorite moment in my career was when…

I delivered proceeds of a Matching Fund project to a local family in need.

“Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.”
At home

At home

At home

My life outside of work

My family includes…

my wife, Leigha; my son, Raiden; our dogs, Lily and Dahlia; and our six chickens and two goats.

In my free time, you can find me…

playing rugby or working with my family on our homestead.

I’m passionate about…

my family, learning about self-sufficient living, nutrition and rugby.

My greatest blessing is…

my son, Raiden.

My personal motto is…

Do unto others as you want done unto you.

Community impact

In the community

In the community

My local community impact

I have lived in my community…

since 2021. I moved every two years while I was in the Air Force. When my wife and I moved to Charleston, we knew we had to stay!

What I like best about my community is…

the food and the proximity to both the mountains and the beach!

I’m a member of…

the Summerville Chamber of Commerce, BNI Coastal Network Champions, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Air Force Sargent's Association.

My favorite volunteer activities are…

coaching rugby for Oceanside Collegiate Academy, and being an RA at my church in Hanahan.

It’s very important to me to support my community. My favorite Modern Woodmen programs are:

Matching Fund projects to raise money for those in need.

My favorite memory from a fraternal event is…

matching a $2,500 donation to a local family whose daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor in early 2023. We partnered with friends of the family to raise over $5,000 to help support the family through such a difficult time.

Current insights

Current insights

Let’s putt together a plan fore your hole in one retirement! ⛳⛳⛳ #retirementplanning #retirement #financialservices #modernewoodmen #modernsince1883 #fraternal

What a great day for Modern Woodmen and Chapter 562 here in Summerville & Goose Creek! We had 7 total volunteers spend the morning with us helping Dorchester Paws with preparation for their event this weekend. Additionally, we were able to donate some funds and supplies to help the organization take great care of the animals in their care! If you want to help us at our next event, or want to talk about how Modern Woodmen gives back to the community, please reach out! I would love for us to work together to help others! #modernwoodmen #wemakeanimpact #veteransmakinganimpact #mwa #fraternal #wildaboutanimals #lowcountry

If I may, let me brag on my leadership for a minute: 1) Unlimited access to Dave, Corey & Brian for any questions and training request 2) Direct support from our home office based in Rock Island, Illinois 3) Enabling me to give back to the programs and charities that are near to my heart And much, much more. I want to ask all of my friends: are you happy with your career? I want my friends and those close to me to help us help the local community. If you want to hear me out, just shoot me a message. #mwa #makeanimpact #modernwoodmen #careers #veteransmakinganimpact #veteran

This Memorial Day, I was honored to be able to do another MURPH workout with some close friends as a small show of appreciation to those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. Thank you to all my brothers & sisters who have served, and thank you to those who wrote that check. #MemorialDay #MURPH #modernwoodmen #MWA #veteran #veteransmakinganimpact


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