Claus has been part of the Camphill movement since 1978. He has served as a houseparent, High School teacher, and since 1994, in the finance office of the Camphill School. Claus has experience in organizations’ administrative and financial realms and has worked with other human service organizations, intentional communities and small businesses. He completed school administration and community development studies at Sunridge College and Social Therapy at the School for Spiritual Science in Dornoch, Switzerland. Claus has a certificate of Nonprofit management from LaSalle. He has been a certified instructor in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and has served on numerous Boards of Directors.