Linda joined staff the Wyoming Outdoor Council staff as administrative assistant in April 2008. She accepted the position of administrative coordinator in 2012. She grew up on an 80-acre farm in Southwest Iowa and she came to Wyoming for the first time in 1978, after earning her bachelor’s degree in recreation and art from the College of St. Mary’s in Omaha, Nebraska. She moved to Lander in 1993 after owning and operating a successful commercial greenhouse and landscaping company in Marlboro, Vermont. Although she had never previously worked in conservation, she supported wilderness-based education programs through work with the National Outdoor Leadership School, and she has been active in promoting environmental practices in the workplace.