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Welcome to HidingHilda! Thank you for visiting and taking steps to Be Your Own Hero!
HidingHilda was born out of the want of style and the need for protection. I didn't start shooting for sport, it was out of fear. Being truly afraid for not only my life but my children's lives - I had to take the necessary steps to protect us from a ruthless stalker, Michael McClellan. The ordeal began in October of 2006, McClellan was eventually sentenced to 2 Felony Stalking charges and 10 years in prison in March of 2012. Yes, 6 long years with no peace.
While going through the ordeal I kept a low profile. (As low as I could being in sales and marketing). During that time, everything was under HidingHilda. Hiding – what I was doing at the time, and Hilda – Hillyer, Dawn. If someone would have told me HidingHilda would be a thing I wouldn't have believed them. Fast Forward...Hilda is the name of my first and favorite gun, a Glock 42. Hilda CHANGED MY LIFE!
I needed to get my life back, and I needed to Be My Own Hero. I needed to be able to protect myself and my family.
Now, I'm still HidingHilda, but now I'm living out loud! HH is a part of who I am.
When I first started carrying, I couldn't find a good, fashionable - yet discreet way to conceal. Of course, Carrying Concealed Weapons is not something to take lightly. Safety is of the utmost importance, but being a business professional, I had an image to uphold, fringe and studs weren’t going to cut it. I found others felt the same way and from there HidingHilda was born in Jan 2015.
Protective Orders are a piece of paper, and the Police can’t be there to protect you all the time. If you make the decision to carry, then awesome! We promote ongoing training and encourage practice, practice practice! BE YOUR OWN HERO!
Now, 3 years later we have a team! It's not only supportive, amazing husband Chris, and the kids, we are also blessed to have brand ambassadors like Kayle Browning and Cara Harper we've got to partner with Liz Lazarus, Julie Golob, Michelle Cerino and more - you can find us in Gun Stores across the country.
HidingHilda donates a portion of its proceeds to training and resources for Stalking Victims and Advocates.
An active member of the NRA.
My case was the Season 4 Premiere of “Stalked: Someone’s Watching” the episode was titled “Twist of Hate” It originally aired on December 14th, 2014. And I was interviewed by Katie Couric, also in December 2014. My goal is to encourage and empower women to protect themselves. You have the right to protect yourself.
I’m so thankful to be able to help empower women and take safety and protection into their own hands. I couldn’t do this without the help and support of my Husband, Mom, Kids, Family, and Friends.