Linda has been a professional environmental educator for more than 35 years, teaching both in the formal classroom and in an informal environment. She joined the Wetland Center in 2011 as education manager and, along with John, helped build its programming and reputation.
Her innovative approach to environmental education and her work at the Center earned her the prestigious Texas Environmental Educator of the Year award in 2019 from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
In addition, Linda serves on the board of the Texas Association for Environmental Education and is an active member of the National Association of Nature Center Administrators, National Association for Interpretation and the Science Teachers Association of Texas.
Prior to her current role, she was a program specialist for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. She also taught in the formal classroom in Texas and Colorado. She began her career working at a variety of informal environmental educational programming settings across the nation where she developed the organizational skills needed to flourish in a nature center environment.
She also has been recognized by the Colorado Division of Parks & Wildlife for her work with the agency’s teacher education programs and awarded recognition by the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas for her involvement with the Girl Scout council.
Linda earned a bachelor’s degree in recreation and parks/outdoor education in 1986 from Texas A&M University and a bachelor’s degree in education in 1993 from Colorado Christian University.