Kibby earned his BS degree in Sculpture/Applied Arts from the University of Oregon in 1975. During the period after this degree completion, he was engaged as a studio artist, working in his space in Berkeley and participating in sculpture symposia in Carrara and Como, Italy. His public commissions during this period include installations for the City of Portland, Oregon, and the Commune de Pognana Lario near Como, Italy.
He then worked in the field of historic masonry restoration from 1983 until 2017 and during that period compiled a wide range of experience in the restoration of masonry materials including terra cotta, brick, stone, pre-cast and cast-in-place concrete, ceramic tile, gypsum plaster, and glass and porcelain mosaic. He also directed comprehensive restoration projects involving masonry plus related historic fabric such as wood, metals, windows, and full exterior scopes of preservation. During this period he was as well the founder of CGI Preservation, an historic masonry specialty-subcontracting firm, and during this time he oversaw all sales, technical & field o