Linda began her career life in the banking industry allowing her to focus on customer service. She was able to capitalize on the confidential nature of the business. As a banking branch manager, she became involved in civic organizations. She also recognized the importance of ‘giving back to the community’. Later, she transitioned to serving several communities in Georgia as an economic development professional. Locally, Linda is a member of OLLI, Western Upstate Board of Realtors, and the Oconee Chamber of Commerce.