Linda has been a Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy volunteer for over 10 years. She and her husband, Steve, have lived in the eastern part of the county since 1983 where they raised two sons. The entire family treasures Loudoun’s natural areas and their inhabitants, and still get together for long walks to photograph, identify, and enjoy learning about the things they discover along the trails. Linda has a BS in Accounting, is a charter member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s not-for-profit section, and has over 30 years’ experience directing finance, administration, governance, and human resource functions for Washington metro area trade associations and foundations. She is currently collaborating with colleagues to administer two multi-million dollar Natural Resources Conservation Service grants designed to improve environmental practices on U.S. farmland. She served as Loudoun Wildlife’s treasurer for four years from 2010 through 2014 and was named Volunteer of the Year in 2013 in recognition of improvements made to its financial record keeping, reporting, and member database structure during her tenure. As a Loudoun Wildlife volunteer, Linda reestablished a bluebird nest box monitoring program in her community, co-led IMBD and other walks in Horsepen Run Nature Preserve, and participated in several its citizen science programs.