Linda earned a bachelors degree from the San Diego State University College of Business in 1998, then promptly switched gears to focus her subsequent 20 years on linguistics, travel and life abroad. During her first ex-pat experience living 3 yrs on the Mediterranean coast of Spain she earned a certificate from the Cambridge English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) program in Barcelona then applied her skills teaching Adults as well as children in Valencia. When she wasn’t teaching she was traveling all over Spain and Europe as a tourist and tour guide.
After a brief return to California following her years in Spain, she moved to the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua where she was a partner in a Tire house building project and managed 50 acres of undeveloped land with a talented team of local campesinos. It was there she became one with nature through practicing permaculture & simple reforestation, honed her green building skills and gained a new understanding of what it means to be American.
In 2015 she returned home, immediately earned two certificates in community & medical interpreting and got to work serving the latino community in hospitals, clinics and in homes as an Early Intervention Staff Interpreter. After she gave birth to her beautiful daughter, she shifted her focus to motherhood and the flexibility of doing freelance translations for the federal government. Now that her daughter’s full time education is paramount, when she discovered The Homestead School, her heart skipped a beat.