Linda began her career in the then budding computer industry.  Her career grew along with the industry for the next 30 years. During part of that time, Linda was a principal with EY (Arthur Young) and owned a consulting practice.  She became CIO/CFO and Secretary/Treasurer of Regions Insurance Group (Rebsamen Insurance, Inc) and helped to grow the company through acquisitions to be ranked as one of the top 25 insurance brokers in the US.  After leaving Regions, Linda consulted with companies in Austin and Los Angeles before moving her consulting practice to Missoula in 2007 to pursue her MBA at UMT.  She was asked to become an adjunct her second semester of graduate school and she continued to teach for the next six semesters in the School of Business. Linda is a CPA, CGMA, and CISSP.

Linda is a native Arkansan and has been known to call the hogs and to cook a Southern meal.  She plays the frustrating game of golf and loves Montana outdoors.  She is the mother of two sons and the grandmother of two grandsons.