Linda is not a politician, rather just a regular person who wants to live in a safe neighborhood where she can take her grandson to the park and not worry. She is is independent, intuitive, curious, accountable, accessible, honest and with integrity.
Linda was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and lived there for 38 years before moving to the “lower 48” in 1996. After 13 years in Northern Idaho, she moved to Washington and has lived in Liberty Lake for five years. She chose to settle in Liberty Lake because of it’s peace and quiet, relatively small footprint and its natural beauty. Additionally, it’s only 1/2 hour away from her family.
Linda has enjoyed two careers - 20 years as a real estate broker, in Alaska, then Idaho, and another 20 years as a newspaper reporter. Through the real estate experience she learned about development, real estate law, construction, and helping people find their dream.
As a reporter/journalist, she covered general assignment stories, education including reporting on more than one school district, city government, business, arts and entertainment, human interest stories and whatever else came her way. Every story was a learning experience. Both careers involved connecting with people, something she does well.
Currently she works part-time at Greater Spokane Valley Meals on Wheels, which provides a hot meal to seniors every day of the week. She started out as a volunteer and now does office administrative tasks and whatever else needs to be done. Every day is a new adventure at a non-profit!
History is important and fascinating to Linda. We must learn from it and not make the same mistakes of the past. She enjoys traveling to expand her world view. She has visited about 18 countries.
Linda was the first in her immediate family to finish college, but she didn’t get her bachelor’s degree in communications until she was 48. She started out at North Idaho College, transferring to Lewis-Clark State College in Coeur d’Alene. Better late than never, and it was even sweeter achieving that goal as an adult.
She has a grown son, Taylor, daughter-in-law Amanda, and 2-year-old grandson, Judson, who reside in Rathdrum, Idaho, and a eight pound Papillon named Ralphie. They are all the loves of her life.