Just like Clay worked to save up enough money to buy his first sled, he was back at work now to push his riding abilities to become a pro rider. One thing led to another in his pursuit to go pro, and before he knew it, he was a sponsored rider for Yamaha USA and was invited to join the most elite group of snowmobilers in the world, Team Thunderstruck.
With a desire for snowmobiling and business, Clay pursued his college education for business at none other than Steamboat Springs Colorado Mountain College. It was here that he started to really get his interest in launching a backcountry snowmobiling adventure.
After college & after 5 years of riding for Team Thunderstruck, Clay knew it was time to start exploring his desire to have a backcountry adventure that he could share his passion of riding with others. When the previous owner of Thunderstruck decided he was ready to pass on Thunderstruck Films and hang things up, Clay saw the opportunity and ran with it. Thus, purchasing the world renowned Thunderstruck Films and then launching Thunderstruck Adventures from there.