Former Associate Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation
Jay Kleberg grew up in an agricultural community, born and raised on the King Ranch in South Texas. Growing up, Jay developed a deep respect for the land and the meaning of hard work. He learned that our individual freedoms do not negate our responsibility to one another. Those values have helped define his career as the former Associate Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, an environmental educator and advocate, and the co-founder of the small business, Explore Ranches.
In 2022, Jay joined Veteran advocates in their mission to pass the bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. The PACT Act is the most significant expansion of benefits and services for toxic exposed Veterans in more than 30 years. Jay joined Rosie and LeRoy Torres, Jon Stewart, and advocates from every major Veterans Service Organization on Capitol Hill to lobby Republican Senators to support the bill, culminating in its successful passage. He was invited to the White House for the signing of the bill on August 10, 2022.
Jay lives in Austin with his wife, Chrissy, and his three daughters, Sophia, Katherine, and Amelia.