Linda grew up on a farm south of Moorhead with four siblings. She graduated from Moorhead High and then moved to Minneapolis to nanny for her sister and attend the University of Minnesota. After Linda and her husband were married, they moved back to Moorhead to start a family and Linda pursued her degree at NDSU in Human Development and Family Science. With two young babies at home, she quickly realized her true passion was being with them!

Linda and her husband John have four sons. Jake and his wife Emma, Marc, Alex, and Mason. They also have a dog named Lily, and a grand dog named Finn.

In her free time, Linda loves to be outside hiking, biking, or walking. She also enjoys traveling and seeing extended family and friends. Her favorite thing is spending time with her whole family together making memories, whether they are at the lake or just hanging around watching football. She loves visiting with her close-knit group of friends, because they are always challenging themselves to be better in their relationships with everyone.

“I enjoy working as a team to achieve a goal while building others up in the process, and believe that I never stop learning. Gaining new perspective as well as surrounding myself with like-minded people energizes and excites me. I love to experience new things and challenge myself in new ways so I continue to grow.”