Clyde was raised in Newark, New Jersey and moved to Florida in 2005. After completing his own substance abuse treatment in 2005, He felt a strong desire to help other addicts and give back what was given to him. After becoming grounded in his own recovery, he entered the field of substance abuse treatment as a behavioral health technician. Given his passion for his personal recovery and dedication to helping others, He has a relatable and extremely powerful way of communicating with clients. As a result of his unique and effective ability to interact with clients, Clyde was promoted to Admission/Discharge Manager and later Operations Manager. In addition, he managed all scheduling, transportation, and sober living housing for several large treatment facilities in South Florida. Therefore, he was often the first staff member to interact with clients upon arrival to the treatment center.