Linda

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 Linda was always an avid runner and into fitness her entire life.  She began her love for Triathlon in 2014 thru a fellow Girls Gone Tri teammate after she had broken her foot.  She began taking cycling class at the Bike Rack where she was introduced to the wonderful sport of Triathlon.  She jumped into the sport without a Road Bike and with little knowledge of Triathlon.  She immediately signed up for her first Sprint Triathlon and Ironman 70.3, in Racine Wisconsin, she has successfully completed 2 sprint triathlons and 3 Ironman 70.3 races since those initial days.  Her passion is to help empower women to be successful in all they choose to be.  Coaching and teaching has always been in her blood, but triathlon is a place she can truly call home.

Linda is currently a volunteer for Meals on Wheels packaging and delivering food to Seniors in DuPage Country.  She is a Certified Illinois Cycling Association Coach Level 3.  She is a graduate from Columbia Southern University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, and a secondary Associates degree in Human Resources.

 

Linda spent 22 years in the United States Air Force and is a retired Chief Master Sergeant with 22 plus years of service.  She spent 4 years as the Operations Administration Manager in Alaska and the 93rd Fighter Squadron in Homestead, Florida.  She was then selected for special duty and spent 18 years as a Recruiter for the AF Reserve.  During her stint in AF Reserve Recruiting she was a Line Recruiter, she later became the Manager of Recruiting for the state of Florida.  She then transferred to Georgia where she became the Chief of Training for the United States.  After 3 years in Georgia she became the Chief of Production for all recruiters throughout the US and Abroad.  Once retired she spent 2 years as the Information Technology Recruiter for Matrix Co. in Chicagoland Area.  She took a hiatus from working when her father became Ill and became his caretaker.  She spent 10 years as a certified AFAA, Aerobics and Fitness Instructor teaching at local fitness clubs in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, FL and Warner Robins Georgia, as well as several AF Bases.