Linda’s extensive career has spanned the fields of graphic design, marketing, publishing, public relations and as a business owner. Her background includes many long-term relationships and employments with prominent organizations such as Cleveland Magazine, Whelan Communications, and Penton Publishing. She has worked on several Cleveland-focused projects, including newsletters and logo designs for the Euclid Corridor Transportation Project, and the Cleveland Innerbelt Plan. She also worked with Fortune 500 companies nationwide on custom publishing projects.
Linda joined the staff in 2008 but was not a newcomer to Adoption Network Cleveland. As an adoptive mom, she had been an active volunteer since the early 1990s, helping to develop its first series of annual reports, and volunteering on many committees. At the 10th Anniversary event, she was the recipient of an award honoring the Top Ten People in the organization’s first 10 years.
Linda's son, Eric, is a 20-year-old that has always benefited from a completely open adoption with his birthfamily on both sides. Linda is a vocal advocate for open adoption and in 2011 presented her family's experience, entitled "The Love That's Possible" at Coordinators2Inc
Opening Adoptions Symposium in Richmond, Virginia. In April 2012, she presented, "Honoring Our Children By Honoring Their Heritage," with another adoptive mom at the American Adoption Congress
National Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Linda has been married for 30 years to Marty, a retired teacher with the Olmsted Falls school system. Eric is now a U.S. Marine and has also been a volunteer for the organization – speaking about his experiences, and was a teen leader for the Parallel Group series at Adoption Network Cleveland. Linda is also a proud adoptive aunt of two.