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The Board

Greg Mixon

Founder Mixon Firm LLC and Clerestory Inc

Greg has been practicing business and transactional law in Birmingham since 2000.  After beginning his career in a large Birmingham firm working in the firm’s corporate/mergers and acquisitions group and real estate/commercial lending group, he opened a boutique transactional firm in 2010 with a transactional and general corporate practice.  Over the course of the past seven years, Greg has looked for meaningful ways to assist the materially poor and suffering in our city. In 2011, he established the non-profit, Clerestory, Inc., with the focus of providing educational and economic opportunities for individuals at risk for various reasons. Greg holds a liberal arts degree from Samford University and received his law degree from Cumberland School of Law.  He is married with three children.






Jay Lloyd

Jay is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Master’s degree in counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has been working in the field of counseling since 1989. He serves as a therapeutic monitoring facilitator for the Alabama Physicians Health Program of the Alabama Medical Association. Jay developed and provides oversight for Clerestory’s counseling services to residents at a women’s shelter.



Beth Drennen

Instrumental in starting Clerestory’s Jobs for Life program in 2011, Beth has a burden for seeing individuals come to a place of economic independence in educational, vocational and housing arenas. She is passionate about giving people the opportunity to build community by using their unique gifts to serve one another.  Beth has served Clerestory in many roles over the years and has worked since 2011 as the Office Manager and Firm Administrator at Mixon Firm, LLC.  Beth holds a liberal arts degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She lives in Birmingham with her husband and one son who is still at home.  She enjoys visiting her other three children and their spouses around the country and the world.




Kathy Henderson

Kathy is a Sales Engineer for Eagle Solar and Light. She holds a chemical engineering degree from the University of Alabama and a graduate certificate in Sustainability Management and Policy from Penn State.  She has worked various jobs in engineering, marketing, sales and helped build her husband’s dermatology practice. Kathy  was one of the founding administrators for Jobs for Life at Oak Mountain Presbyterian which began her involvement with Clerestory.  Her passion for justice drives her to be involved in many social and environmental endeavors.  She and her husband have two children.





Blake Stevens

Blake Stevens is the new owner of O’Henry’s Coffee Shops and Roasting in Birmingham. A lifelong coffee enthusiast, Blake previously worked in the retail coffee industry, serving in leadership and managerial positions at Starbucks Coffee Company and O’Henry’s for many years.  Blake’s passion for employee development through innovative, ongoing training has been established over the course of 15 years of leadership experience.  Blake served as The Onin Group’s Director of People and Culture before diving into his own business.  Blake graduated from Samford University with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies.  He and his wife Anna have two children. 




Generous individuals and ministry partners support Clerestory as we implement economic development initiatives for the benefit of the poor and at-risk. We take the responsibility of stewarding their gifts very seriously, and prioritize transparency in our finances. To that end, you can view Clerestory’s latest 990 forms upon request by contacting us at

Our federal tax ID number under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code is 27-4967363.

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