Dave Kleven 


Name: Dave Kleven 

Year Joined FBZS: 2012

Current City: Gainesville, Texas

Hometown: Richfield, Minnesota 

Work: Animal Care Software, LLC

Other Affiliations: V.P. Kiwanis of Gainesville, Zoological Association of America Education Committee and Safety Committee Member. Also member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, American Zookeepers Association, Zoological Registrars Association.

Family/Marriage/Kids/Grandkids: Married to Susan Kleven, one adult daughter Brenna Kleven

Why did you join FBZS?: To support the current and future needs of the Frank Buck Zoo to continue to be a valuable cultural resource and a family destination for the community of Gainesville and visitors from all over the globe.

What is your favorite thing about the Frank Buck Zoo?: That it provides such a great place for the entire community and outside visitors to learn about the natural world. The zoo has increasingly also become a leader in the zoological field due to the staff’s research and staff training.