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.