I Am Wilshire – Rick Hibbs.
Education: Texas A&M University;
Profession: Licensing director;
Present city: Dallas
Tell us about your family.
Susan and I have been married for 30 years and have two sons. Wesley is a web developer in Dallas, and John is a junior at UTD. We have two rescue mutts, Jessie and Lucy.
How about your work or volunteer life?
I was an architect for 25 years. Five years ago I switched careers and recently joined MCR Hotels as Director of Licensing. When the boys were young I volunteered for their teams, clubs and schools. I serve on the TCU Interior Design Advisory Board and occasionally guest lecture there.
What are your favorite hobbies?
Cooking, college football, whining about not having college football in the off season, travel, photography, scuba diving.
What is your favorite place to travel?
One place is impossible to choose, but some of our favorite trips are Maui, London, Los Cabos and Italy. We spend an amazing week with family each year in Red River, New Mexico.
What brought you to Wilshire and when?
We joined Wilshire around 2004. We were looking for a place where we would be more engaged.
Where are you engaged in Wilshire?
I direct Concordia Class and serve on the Building and Grounds Committee and Committee on Committees. Previously I served on the Adult Education Committee, the Vision 20/20 Transform team, and on Pastoral Resident Brent Newberry’s support team.
What has surprised you most about Wilshire?
Wilshire is so generous and inclusive that no matter who we are, or what we are becoming, we don’t bother being surprised but just accepting.
What do you think God is up to in your life right now?
God always has me questioning why things are and how I can make them better. I am also very focused on binding my extended family together at a time when our kids are becoming adults and their lives are changing. I want them to carry on the commitments to the relationships that will sustain all of us.
Tell us about your faith journey.
I was raised in a very committed and active Church of Christ family.
What’s something interesting most people wouldn’t know about you?
I am a fifth generation Dallas native. My great-grandparents had a home with a tailor shop on the first floor on property that is now part of Baylor Hospital. I lived in 25 different places — almost all within five miles of White Rock Lake — before Susan and I were married. Since then, we have lived in the same house for over 28 years.
What adjectives describe you?
I am well organized and whimsically subversive.
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