Linda was born in Portugal and emigrated as a seven-year-old to the US. She grew up in New Jersey in a Portuguese immigrant community. Linda studied at Rutgers University in New Jersey where she received an MBA in International Business. She worked in NYC as a business analyst for Royal Bank of Canada and for Philip Morris as a Credit Manager.
At the age of 35, she took a job relocation to Los Angeles for what should have been a two-year period. There she met Pierre, a Frenchman, working in the entertainment industry. She had her son Ian and stayed in Los Angeles for 23 years. At age 40, she started a tax business catering to the entertainment industry. In 2020, with her son off to college and having sold her business, she came full circle and moved back to Portugal. She now lives in a home where her father grew up and her grandparents lived in for over 50 years. Linda enjoys cooking, volunteering, reading, hiking, international travel and all things cultural.