After completing his degree in Music Education from UBC, Kiven spent several years as an entrepreneur in the food and beverage industry, owning restaurants, night clubs and a roller rink. From there he worked in the recruiting and training industry for 12 years as VP of Sales.
After four years as a financial adviser, Kiven joined Sun Life as a Sales Manager in the Vancouver office where he developed Sun Life advisers for three years. Kiven is now the Western Regional Manager, primarily responsible for the growth of the region through the recruiting and training of new managers in BC. Kiven has three children and currently resides in Langley.