Linda was born and raised on the southern Oregon coast, where her family owned and operated a small business for several years. She is a graduate of Oregon State University and a retired Landscape Architect in Colorado and Idaho. Her family often visited eastern Oregon and Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Those trips created a lasting fascination for Oregon’s geology, history, and wide open spaces and the animals and plants that call it home. With a lifelong love of birding, Linda has returned to observe Greater Sage Grouse on their lek as well as experience Spring migration on the Refuge and the fields surrounding Burns. She has continued her birding and wildlife explorations abroad and in Canada. As a Landscape Architect in Colorado, Linda designed several of Westminster’s parks and recreation facilities. She also managed the establishment of the now mature greenbelt system of Greenwood Village. She served on the boards for Boise Idaho’s, Art in Public Places and the newly created YWCA Women’s Center. Linda brings several years of project management expertise in Canada, the Pacific Northwest and across the U.S. She is a strong supporter of our National Parks, Refuges, wildlands and the biodiversity they protect for all of us.