Linda grew up in San Antonio and moved to Austin in 1992. She is a small-business owner, an energetic volunteer, and an avid standup paddleboarder. In 2009, she became one of the first Lake Leaders in Keep Austin Beautiful’s Clean Lady Bird Lake program. Linda was recognized as one of the Austin Ballet Guild’s Women on Their Toes 2013 honorees for her work with lake cleanups. Keep Austin Beautiful awarded her the 2015 Community Involvement Award and soon after invited her to sit on their board. She served for six years – including in a leadership role as Board President for two years. She invited Lee Cooke to breakfast to chat about his role in forming Keep Austin Beautiful and he invited her to help plan and execute the AHCA Spotlight on the Castle event. During the pandemic, she helped spearhead the virtual series “History Mysteries”. For her work on these programs, Linda was recognized as Volunteer of the Year for AHCA in 2020-2021. She has two sons - Zikolos, who lives in Osaka, Japan and Griffen, who attends Austin High School. Linda is a leader in the standup paddleboarding (SUP) community and is a champion racer - competing across the United States. When Linda isn’t volunteering or on the water, she can be found exploring Austin at many of the fun events around town.