Mr. Clausen moved to Ojai in 1937 with his family. With his father, he started the funeral and ambulance services for the Ojai Valley. He is a member and Past-Chair of the Ojai Lodge 663 F & AM and a 32nd degree Mason. He was a member and Past-Chairperson of the Redevelopment Commission and has served in many positions in the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Ventura County Funeral Director's Association and the Ventura County Ambulance Association. Mr. Clausen is a long-serving Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a 22-year member of the Ojai Volunteer Fire Department.