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Thomas R KlyveFour Points Fiduciary
Mr. Klyve was born and raised in Benson, MN and graduated from Benson High School. He spent six years serving in the Minnesota Army National Guard and was honorably discharged. A graduate of Alexandria Technical College with a degree in construction he worked as a carpenter prior to attending paramedic school. He worked in EMS in Alexandria and then in Fargo-Moorhead where he became a supervisor and a Flight Paramedic. While working as a Paramedic in Fargo he completed his bachelor’s degree in business at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He was hired as the Director of Operations for a Minneapolis – St. Paul ambulance service, HealthOne, now known as Allina. He went on to own and operate ambulance services in Detroit Lakes, Thief River Falls and Crookston, Minnesota. He was a Nationally Registered Paramedic and worked in Emergency Medical Services for 32 years. He served on the Board of the Minnesota Ambulance Association for eight years and was its President for four years. He formed and built an ambulance billing network, Star Claims, which provided medical billing for small rural communities that lacked such expertise.
He has owned apartments, commercial property and developed land including a gas and convenience center in Detroit Lakes which he ran and grew the business for four years before selling it to a multi-state oil company. He sold his ambulance companies to a large hospital corporation. After the sale of the companies he was offered a position by his lender, Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation, to work as a commercial loan officer. In this position at MMCDC he came to know and work with such programs as USDA’s IRP, REDLG, RBEG, RBOG, as well as the US Treasury’s New Markets Tax Credits, the US HUD and SBA programs and other Federal and State loan programs. At the CDC he was promoted to Vice-President of Business Development. After 5 years at the CDC he was hired to be the Vice-President, Commercial Lender and Branch Manager of a National Bank in Detroit Lakes. One of his banking clients, both at the CDC and the national bank, hired him to work on acquisitions and divestments.
Mr. Klyve and his wife of 40 years live in Detroit Lakes, MN. His wife, Joyce, is a native of Fairmount, ND. She is a was a Registered Nurse working in a trauma center, a helicopter and a clinic OB/GYN nurse. They met while working in emergency services in Fargo. As a hobby they have bought, remodeled and flipped old homes. They now live in home number ten. They have two grown children. Their son is a graduate of MSU-Moorhead and is a Middle School teacher and a football coach. His wife is also a school teacher and a coach. Their daughter is a graduate of Bemidji State University and is a Registered Nurse working in Critical Care in Bemidji. She and her husband, also a BSU graduate and Director of Marketing for Northland Tackle, live in Bemidji, MN.
Mr. Klyve is very involved in the Detroit Lakes community. He has been appointed for multiple terms by the Detroit Lakes City Council to serve on the Detroit Lakes Development Authority where he currently serves as President. He was also a Commissioner on the Becker-Lakes Industrial Development Commission. He was an elected member of the Detroit Lakes School Board serving two terms on the Board and two years as Board Chair. In addition he served two terms on his church council and was the church Treasurer. He has served as a Board member and as Chairman of the Board of the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce and is a past member of the Lakes Area Tourism Bureau. He is a member of the Detroit Lakes morning Rotary club. He serves on boards for area non-profits including seven years as the president of a non-profit, TeacHaiti, which operates schools in remote villages of Haiti. He has traveled to Haiti multiple times to work on the schools. He has been a licensed auctioneer for over 30 years and calls auctions for fund raising events sponsored by non-profits.
Mr. Klyve began his work in helping others as an EMT in 1974 and continues today as a Personal Representative, Trustee, and Conservator. This line of work started when his aunt and uncle asked him to be the PR for their estate, as they had no children. It was a complex estate with assets and real property in Minnesota and Florida and they had named 28 devisees. The estate was open for three years as assets were identified and liquidated. The law firm was impressed by his handling and continues to call on him to be a Conservator, manage estates and be a Trustee.
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