Claudia was born and raised in Cleveland. She and her husband, Dave, lived in New Hampshire for several years but returned to Cleveland to raise their three sons. She was part of an effort that established the Cleveland Lakefront nature Preserve on the shore of Lake Erie. She is a member of the Women’s Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art and an active volunteer at her church. She enjoys Cleveland history, gardening, tennis and travel with her family, especially to their vacation home in Vermont home.