Claire Laver, Executive Director of MTWB, is a Philadelphia-area native and graduate of the Urban Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. She has dedicated her career to community building through redevelopment and engagement initiatives. Prior to coming to MTWB, she served as Executive Director of Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund (now Skate Philly) and oversaw the development of many public skatepark projects around Philadelphia including Paine’s Park, a $4.5M multi-use park along Schuylkill Banks. Through her past work with GirlSportWorks, Serve DC and the Interfaith Community Building Group of Philadelphia, she has also led education and construction focused initiatives in Peru, New Orleans, Washington DC, El Salvador and Philadelphia. She lives with her husband, daughter and pup in their restored 1750s farmhouse in the Wissahickon Valley.