Linda was born and raised in Bakersfield. Attending Bakersfield schools she achieved her B.A. in Social Science and a Life Teaching Credential from the State of California. Always physically active she participated in synchronized swimming as a young woman. She married and together with her husband Rick raised two boys and a girl. She taught first grade for twenty-eight years but she always made time for exercising, doing a variety of different programs from Tae-Bo to gymnastics and even Pilates tapes. When a health opportunity presented itself Linda was introduced to yoga and she began a 200 hour certification through Yoga Fit. She is a nationally certified Yoga Instructor (RYT) through Yoga Alliance and teaches classes at a local gym and through her church. She also has taught yoga to high school teachers after school in a program called ""Empower"
When Club Pilates opened in Bakersfield she was approached about becoming a certified Pilates Instructor. It didn’t take long for her to decide to pursue this goal. Her love of Pilates and the desire to help others not only achieve their fitness goals but share the challenges that new forms of exercise bring brought her to the trainings. She is now a certified Club Pilates Instructor and teaches classes at the Bakersfield studio. She divides her time in retirement between spending time with her ten grandchildren, travelling with Rick, volunteering as an Ombudsman and serving as a Bible study leader at her church.