Susan & David Kalich
David and Susan Kalich are the Houston Safari Club Foundation’s youth hunting education and field activities chairpersons.
David grew up spending his summers hunting and fishing on the Kalich family homestead in Schulenberg. Although Susan spent summers on her uncle’s ranch working cattle, her experience with hunting and fishing was killing rats in the barn and catching “piggy perch” in the tanks. David introduced Susan to hunting and fishing.
David retired with honors from the Houston Police Department after 35 years of service working patrol. Susan soon followed, retiring from years in the oil and gas industry, and finally with a private wealth management firm as an Executive Assistant.
David serves as a peer counselor to troubled active-duty Houston police officers. Susan has been a volunteer with the Houston Zoo for eleven years, the past eight years as a Keeper Aide in the elephant department.
They have hunted together in the united States in Texas, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Washington, and Indiana. Their international trips have included South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Croatia, England, New Zealand and soon, Spain.
Susan and David have been married for 48 years. David joined HSCF in 1995 and became a Life member in 2000. Susan joined HSCF in 2009 and became a Life member in 2016. They have been the youth activities chairs since 2013 and have a combined twenty-seven years of youth activities participation.