Linda has served on the Compassion Tea Company team since 2011 as its Communications Director. Through her work with Compassion Tea Company, Linda became increasingly interested and involved in the work of CompassioNow. She has held other volunteer roles in her children’s schools, as the chair of the Women’s Ministry team at Valley Community Church in Pleasanton CA, and as a Girl Scout leader. Linda holds her BA in literature and education from Wittenberg University and her MA in literature from the University of Akron. Writing about the clinics with whom CompassioNow works is one of the great joys of Linda’s life along with hiking with her dogs, playing with her children, cooking, and finding God’s smiling graces and miracles all around her.