Clovice has had an extremely varied career in the fields of electronics, computer programming, technical documentation, training, and music composition. His experience is as vast as it is eclectic. At the age of 17 he composed his first symphony. From that point on, his finely honed creative talents have allowed him to explore a wide variety of fields, making innovative contributions along the way. Whether performing as a professional cellist, composing orchestral music, programming ground-breaking software, managing groups of people, working as a professor, or inventing new ways to visualize the evolution of systems over time, Clovice has consistently demonstrated a unique ability to replace accepted paradigms with new visions.
Since 1984 until he founded AHT, Clovice served as the president and founder of Technology Media Enterprises, Consulting, an Apple Developer-Certified consulting firm offering a wide variety of multimedia services to companies in the Silicon Valley. Clovice led TME through a $10 million contract with Lockheed Integrated Solutions Company to provide the Veterans Administration with custom software for its office automation program known as NOAVA. The personal agent software he invented for the NOAVA program became the basis for, “Wilbur’s Flight School” — the world’s first interactive computer based training program for private pilots published by AzureSoft in 1990.
Clovice’s experience as an educator began when he was 22 years old, as the youngest Associate Professor in the history of the University of California from 1978-1986, teaching computer music theory and composition. He went on, from 1994–1998 to be the Chairman of the Multimedia Department at Masters Institute in San Jose, California. He was responsible for both the Bachelor of Science and Associate’s Degree programs, and managed the day-to-day operations of 30 faculty and 750 students in the multimedia program.
After leaving Masters Institute Clovice worked with the McKinley Educational Foundation to develop a graphic/symbolic language called the Lewis McKinley Symbolic Language. He wrote a book and created an interactive CD-ROM, and website to accompany the book on the subject. The impetus for the LMSL language and book was Lewis’ long-time concern for the lack of a universal language that is optimized for the way human beings perceive the world and communicate with it. Essentially, LMSL uses 3D modeling technology to free us from the limitations of 2D data representation. His language uses simple geometric shapes to symbolize the evolution of systems over time in a manner that is intuitive and easily communicated.
Clovice’s roots in the Gulfcoast region of the United States go deep. Both of his parents are originally from Mobile, Alabama and he went to High School in Biloxi, Mississippi. He has friends and family all along the Gulfcoast region who were badly effected by hurricane Katrina in August of 2005. Advanced Housing Technologies is the result of a far-reaching creative vision Clovice has to provide a total solution for disaster relief. In early 2006, Clovice volunteered to help in disaster relief efforts to restore businesses on the Gulfcoast. After living in a FEMA trailer in Mississippi, he conceived of the “House-to-Go” and “Neighborhood-to-Go” concepts, which are the driving forces behind the innovative designs offered by Advanced Housing Technologies.
Clovice still composes works of various types, which are played by orchestras and ensembles, mostly in the United States. He is also an avid private pilot, professional cellist, author, software programmer, and inventor.