Linda was raised in a single parent household along with her 4 brothers. She attended Westside High School where she excelled in academics and athletics. After graduating high school Linda attended college at Arkansas State University where she played varsity women's basketball and achieved Honorable Mention All-American status and was eventually inducted into the Arkansas State Hall of Honor. Linda is an Honor Graduate of ASU with a business degree in Human Resources. Linda has successfully owned and managed businesses in Jonesboro for the past 30+ years. Her experience includes pharmaceutical sales, real estate and insurance agencies. Along with her husband Tim, they built a successful Allstate Insurance Agency that achieved the top spot in a two state territory and finished #2 in a five state region before selling the Allstate agency and starting their own unique independent Insurance enterprise based here in Jonesboro.
As an active Chamber Member for many years, Linda has served in many capacities in addition to graduating from the Jonesboro Chamber Leadership program. She has served as president of several organizations including the local World Safety Organization, Arkansas State Lettermen’s Club and presently the Northeast Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management. She has been an active member of the Southwest Church of Christ for 40 years.
Linda and her husband Tim have three grown children and three grand children.