Born and raised in Washington state, Linda moved to Pierce County more than two decades ago. She and her husband, Jimmie, have lived in the same Oakbrook neighborhood for 16 years. Their daughter, Dylan, attends Clover Park public schools.
Linda is a senior communications leader with more than 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Linda is currently the Chief Communications Officer for the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services. She has led communications for two South Sound cities, Pierce County Library System, Comcast, the Association of Washington School Principals, and Pacific Lutheran University. She got her start as a reporter and features editor for The Federal Way News.
Linda holds a Master of Science in Communications Management from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts in Editorial Journalism and Political Science from the University of Washington.
In 2016, Linda served as an elected representative from Pierce County's District 6 (Lakewood) to the Pierce County Charter Review Commission where she pushed for ways to make County government less partisan and more accessible. Linda is a longtime member of the Puget Sound Chapter of PRSA where she served as chapter president in 2009. She currently serves on the Community Advisory Board for KNKX 88.5 FM and was actively involved in the Save KPLU Campaign.