Cliff and his wife, Sylvia, have two children and one grandson. Cliff obeyed the gospel at the age of 14. Over the past 60 years, he has lead singing, taught classes, served as a deacon, and now is an elder here at University. Cliff holds a B.S in Agricultural and an M.S. in Biology and has worked as a county extension agent for almost 30 years and horticulturist for 8 years. He has owned and operated a fruit orchard for about 35 years. Additionally, Cliff serves as president of the McCarty Student Center Board of Directors, a mission work on the campus of Texas State University in San Marcos.