Linda was born in Hood River, OR and has lived in Oregon most of her life. Her career is in land use planning and local government administration, working primarily with and for cities and counties. She has lived in Sisters, OR for 11 years and has been involved with the Sisters Library since 2005. Her avocation is weaving and she has been active in fiber arts organizations for many years and currently teaches workshops and seminars. Other interests include camping, hiking, canoeing and other outdoor activities with her husband, Tom, and golden retriever, Koda.
Library Affiliation: Member of the Deschutes Public Library District Board. Member of the Friends of the Sisters Library, and the Friends Art Subcommittee; past member of the Deschutes Public Library Budget Committee.
Education: B.A. in Geography and Urban Studies, Portland State University (1966).
Current Occupation: Retired.
Previous Occupation: Consultant in land use planning and local government administration; Planning and Community Development Director for City of Beaverton, OR; County Planning Administrator and member of the Ada County, Idaho, Board of Commissioners.
Memberships: Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, national honorary.
Organizations: Immediate Past President of Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds; Past editor of Complex Weavers Journal, national fiber arts publication; member of several environmental organizations.