She graduated from the University of Idaho with a BS/cum laude degree.
She worked for the Marsh Valley School District from 1975 to 2000. She taught home economics at the high school and junior high level; she taught life science at the middle school for 23 years. She was principal at Marsh Valley Middle School for 6 years before retiring.
In 1992, she received her Master's Degree in Administration from Idaho State University with high honors.
In 1992, she was vice-principal at Marsh Valley High School and acting principal at Marsh Valley Middle School.
In 2003, she received the Zonta Woman of Achievement Award; in 2003, she was nominated for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. In 1992, she was a presenter at the National Middle School Convention in San Antonio, TX.
Linda has been inducted into Phi Upsilon Omicron, Alpha Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi. She served as president of Marsh Valley Education Association, was a member of the Idaho Education Association from 1975 to 2000 and is a retired/life time member of the National Education Association.
She is a past president of the Pocatello Hunter/Dressage Society; past secretary and current member of the Idaho Dressage Eventing Association; current member of United State Dressage Federation and United States Equestrian Federation.
Since retirement, Linda has traveled to many exciting places: Galapagos Islands, Panama, Bali, Transylvania, Cuba, and various locations in the Caribbean..