Hillary Schieve was born and raised in Reno, Nevada and attended Reno High School. Hillary loves this city and is very active in the community. She has been a voice for the Virginia Street lighting project, is a founder of the Midtown Merchants Association and currently serves as President of Nevada Youth Empowerment Project for homeless teens in Nevada. And, Hillary founded the Clothing Collaborative, which provides clothing to local teenagers at risk.
Hillary grew up figure skating and trained in Colorado Springs at the Olympic training center. She competed nationally in pursuit of an Olympic dream but was stricken with kidney failure from a strep throat infection. Hillary received a kidney from her sister Amanda Sanchez, a local News Anchor on KOLO Channel 8. Hillary is a tremendous advocate for organ donation and spearheaded a national campaign for the World’s Largest Organ Donor Card and lobbied nationwide to promote organ donor awareness.
In 2008 Hillary’s passion for business and recycling seemed to be a natural fit for her current endeavor, Plato’s Closet. Plato’s Closet is a green clothing concept which pays customers to recycle clothing putting money back in our economy. The concept was so well received, Hillary expanded her business and opened another reuse business reaching an additional demographic and catering to business professionals.
Hillary’s business success, even in the worst economic time since the great depression, landed her the Reno Gazette-Journal’s 2011 “Entrepreneur of the Year" award. Hillary was also named by Nevada Young Professional Network and the Gazette-Journal as a “Top Twenty under Forty” recipient for her business expertise and her community service endeavors.