A fourth-generation Sioux Fallsian, Linda started her career in education, teaching physical education and health to Sioux Falls students. She then moved to a corporate environment – working with CitiBank for 26 years and another eight as a business consultant for a software firm. After her long career in corporate America, Linda set her sights on giving more of her time and energy to the community. She served as the Girls on the Run program coordinator for EmBe, promoting physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual development of young girls in South Dakota, northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota.
She resigned from that position to run for the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2018. She came full circle, returning to the Sioux Falls School District as an education assistant. She retired from the district in 2021 and is in her third term in the South Dakota House of Representatives.