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Born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island, and lived in Manhattan for 34 years, Linda is the quintessential native New Yorker. Yet, between her time on Long Island and moving to Manhattan, she lived in far-off remote places such as Madagascar (before the movie, “Madagascar” came out), Hawaii (where bodysurfing was her daily exercise), and Switzerland (where she fell in love with skiing and fondue).
After globetrotting the planet, she moved to Manhattan to pursue a career as an actress in the performing arts. In time, the industry went from local to global, which revamped the playing field and Linda swapped out the stage for an office in the corporate world. Working in the financial sector, she took on the responsibilities of writing in marketing and communications. While her professional life was thriving, it was her personal life that took an unexpected turn when she met her real leading man, Ed. Once married, she relocated to Pittsburgh.
In 2020, Linda launched a podcast, Pressing Beyond. The premise of the podcast is how people have pressed beyond unyielding obstacles to reach their calling and live out their true purpose. Her guests are from all "walks of life": CEOs, business owners, consultants, entrepreneurs, award-winning musicians, actors, a former NFL Super Bowl athlete, pastors as well as several non-profit organizations. Pressing Beyond has been nominated for the best female podcast by the People’s Choice Awards in 2021. It has been uploaded in unprecedented numbers across time zones and in far-off destinations never anticipated and continues to expand.
Given her love for the theater, if the role is a fit, Linda is back on stage. Her most noted theater credits include the Off-Broadway production of The Legend of Sharon Shashanovah and Gridlock, a five-act comedy review she wrote, produced, and performed at the West Bank Café in New York. Since relocating to Pittsburgh, Linda has worked with the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre (PICT) as Molly in Great Expectations as well as playing three roles (Old Sally, Mrs. Sowerberry, and Mrs. Bedwin) in Oliver Twist. She has appeared in multiple Off-Off-Broadway productions and regional theater as well as being featured in numerous TV and print commercials. Film and TV credits include the recent Amazon Studio production of “I’m Your Woman,” Saturday Night Live, All My Children, Law and Order, and New Jack City. Her aspirations in theatre and writing have garnered her the opportunity to serve as a board member on the SAG-AFTRA Ohio/Pittsburgh Local and on the National Communications Committee as a contributing editor for the SAG-AFTRA magazine. She is represented by the Docherty Agency: 412.765.1400.
Although no longer in the corporate world, Linda still writes business documents for clients in need of business plans, proposals, resumes, professional profiles, and web content. In addition to her writing, she has established herself as a leader in Christian ministry and speaks at women's conferences and retreats.
Of all her personal passions, Linda is an avid snow skier and runs daily to keep up her pace for the next marathon. Yet, nothing is more exciting than what is yet to come. Her book, "We Will Count Stars: Following Abraham" is soon to be released by Koehlerbooks in Dec. 2023.
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