Director Kilian was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. While attending Northwestern University, Director Kilian was a four year starter on the university’s baseball team. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Social Policy, he relocated to the Tampa Bay area in 1999.Director Kilian began his career in child protective services with the Department of Children and Families. In 2001, he transitioned to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office working as a child protective investigator (CPI). During his ten year tenure in Pinellas County, he served as a mentor, trainer, and supervisor. Additionally, he was a trained member of the critical incident stress management team (C.I.S.M.); a team that lends peer support to agency members involved in traumatic incidents. In December, 2011, Director Kilian assumed his current position supervising the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Child Protective Investigations Division. When asked what keeps him motivated, he replied: “I am committed to our community, to do my part in strengthening community partnerships, and ensuring our children can grow in safe and nurturing environments while giving them every chance for success.”
Director Kilian is active in the Pasco County community as he is governing board member of Youth and Family Alternatives, graduate of Leadership Pasco, member of numerous child welfare committees and workgroups, and speaker at child welfare conferences and other local and state events.Director Kilian has a Masters of Criminal Justice degree with a concentration in Critical Incident Management from Saint Leo University. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends.