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Emily Hibard was born and raised in Downey. Her Dad worked for the family business; her mom dedicated her life to raising Emily and her sisters. Her grandfather grew up in abject poverty in Central Wisconsin, never graduated high school, left home at 14, sneaked onto trains to find work as a day laborer, slept in hobo camps, and later fought in World War II, alongside his three brothers.

Emily’s Great uncle, Harold Hibard, was killed on the beaches of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. Emily’s grandmother grew up in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and survived the Mexican Revolution. She spent a period of her life in a Mexican orphanage, and eventually made her way to Los Angeles, in hopes of a better life. Emily’s Great grandfather was a self-taught engineer from Norway and chronicled his work with his colleagues, Mr. Thomas Edison and Mr. Nicola Tesla. Emily is a Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR); she is the descendant of a patriot who fought in the American Revolution.

Adventure and Achievements

Ran the Los Angeles Marathon 2003, 2019

Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania, Africa)   2006

Kayaked in Antarctica   2010

Travelled to all 7 continents   2010

Started a nonprofit recording studio   2012

Became a member of The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards)   2015

Wrote 4 books on how to start a 501c3 nonprofit organization  2015-2022

Kayaked in the Arctic Ocean  2018

Produced a feature documentary highlighting the importance of fathers  2019

Submitted the following title to the Guinness Book of World Records: First father daughter duo to kayak in both the Arctic Ocean and Antarctica 2019

Filed and received her first U.S. Copyright  2016

Filed and received her first U.S. Trademark   2021

Top Strengths / DISC Profile Assessment

Strengths Finder 2.0 assessment: Strategic – Achiever – Competition – Activator – Relator

DISC Profile: “The Attainer”


Professional Experience

Hibard Group, privately held  2016-Current


Idle Tuesdays Recording Studio, a 501c3 nonprofit organization 2012-Current

Founder / Executive Director

Spiral Paper Tube & Core, privately held     1998-Current

Sales, Marketing, Consulting, Product Photographer, Social Media, Website management, e-commerce, IT, Data Management, Forklift driver, Bookkeeping, Security, Liaison to the City of Pico Rivera and LA County Fire Department, Machine Operator, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Electronic Time Clock installer, Surveillance Camera installer, etc.

Crissy Outlaw, inspirational speaker 2013-Current

Business Manager

Work with organizations such as the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) to help rescue victims

Studio City Neighborhood Council    2015-2016

Board Member, Corresponding Secretary

Treasures Ministries, a 501c3 nonprofit organization   2005-2012

Director of Operations, Technical Coordinator, Event Planner

Rescued women from sex trafficking and other forms of sexual exploitation                                           

City of Los Alamitos   2006-2009

Commissioner, Cable Television Commission, PEG TV station

Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), privately held   2003-2005

Cashier, Store Banker

Azusa Pacific University (APU)     2001-2002

Research assistant, researched historical themes and provided findings to Political Science Department Chair

Clubs, Memberships, Associations

California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA)

The Recording Academy, Los Angeles Chapter (Grammy Awards)

IMDb Pro (Internet Movie Database)

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Los Cerritos Chapter in Long Beach

InfraGuard Los Angeles (FBI)

California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA)

Asian Industry B2B

Formal Education

University of Oxford, St. Edmund Hall  2001

Modern Political Thought

Master’s degree, Public Administration (MPA), California State University, Northridge   2011-2014

Public Administration, Specialized in Nonprofit Management

Bachelor’s degree (BA), Political Science & History (double major), Azusa Pacific University     1998-2002

Graduated with Honors, History Club President, Varsity Volleyball, Varsity Softball, emphasis in TV & Film Production

Calvary Chapel Christian School of Downey    1994-1998

Graduated with Honors, Varsity Volleyball, Varsity Basketball, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Softball


How to Start a Nonprofit in California 2022

2021 Nonprofit Website Punch List     2021

Starting Your Nonprofit: Oregon     2020

Starting Your Nonprofit: California    2017

Starting Your Nonprofit: a workbook to guide you through a million tasks       2015

Entertainment Projects

Honor Project Documentary, a film about fatherhood (feature film)     2019

Producer, Writer

Honor Project Documentary: Official Soundtrack     2019

Producer, Music Producer, Release Coordinator

Honor Project Documentary: Small Group Study for Men (video course)     2020


Tell My Stories (family legacy video production)     2020-Current


The Emily Hibard Show (Podcast)     2021-Current

Host, Producer