Linda contracted with SVP Portland as Encore Fellows Program Coordinator in 2019. She was already familiar with the program, having been an Encore Fellow herself in the Summer of 2016 after retiring from Intel. During her fellowship, she served as a human resources and project management consultant for Adelante Mujeres, a Latino focused nonprofit organization in Forest Grove. In her role, she advised and assisted the Executive Director on HR issues and helped recruit a team of Directors into the organization. Her fellowship extended into a consulting role that lasted two more years until funds were secured to hire a Director of HR.
Linda was also instrumental in helping Adelante Mujeres raise funds and orchestrate a series of moves that allowed them to purchase and occupy their own building on Main St. in Forest Grove. Prior to her retirement, Linda worked for more than 28 years at Intel in roles that ranged from engineering to HR. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Engineering and a minor in Spanish (OSU) and Masters of Management of Science & Technology (Oregon Graduate Institute). Linda is also a New Ventures West certified integral coach.
Linda grew up in Eastern Oregon and then moved West for her education and her career in high-tech. In addition to her role at SVP, Linda is on Board of Lions VisionGift, the Development Committee for Adelante Mujeres, and is a contributor to the women’s giving circle “Ninety-nine Girlfriends.” Linda owns and operates her own executive and leadership coaching business, Blue Skies Happy Trails, LLC. In her spare time, you can find her gardening and enjoying the great outdoors offered in the Pacific Northwest.