Linda was born and raised in Wisconsin, and she attended the Wisconsin School for the Visually Handicapped in Janesville from Kindergarten through 12th grade. She then went on to UW-Whitewater, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal music with certification to teach K-12. Linda now resides in Columbus, Nebraska, where she is employed to teach music at Bible Baptist Christian School.
Linda Joined the National Federation of the Blind in 1975 and has served in many capacities at the local, state, and national levels. Currently she is the President of the Columbus Area Chapter and a State Board Member. She is proud to say that she has been able to attend every national convention since 1986.