Linda received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Charleston (Morris Harvey College) and a Masters Degree from West Virginia University. She taught for thirty-four years in Raleigh County. She served for twelve years in the West Virginia House of Delegates and two years as the Assistant to the Majority Whip. Linda was a recipient of the West Virginia Governor’s Legislative Leadership Award for Arts in Education. Currently, she serves on the Board of Governors for the New River Community and Technical College.

Linda is an active participant in many community organizations including:

  • The Beckley Art Group
  • Beckley Community Concert Association
  • Beckley Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher’s Society
  • Friends of Coal Ladies Auxillary
  • Mountaineer Republican Women
  • Raleigh County Historical Society
  • Raleigh County Republican Executive Committee
  • Raleigh County Veteran’s Museum
  • Retired School Employees
  • Theatre West Virginia
  • Women’s Club of Beckley