Linda has a Bachelor's of Business Administration with a major in accounting from Western Michigan University. She was licensed to practice in Michigan in 1978 and is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.
When did you decide to pursue accounting and why?
My Mother was an accountant for a Ford dealership and would bring homework for me to do when I was 12 years old. I caught on quickly and liked the feeling of knowing when you have done a good job (balancing a general ledger).
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to do volunteer work for my church & school (where I attended through grade 8), reading and crafty things like crocheting & knitting.
Tell us about your organizational involvement outside of Mattina, Kent & Gibbons P.C.
I am a member of a BNI (Business Networking International) chapter and its current Secretary/Treasurer. I like being part of this organization because it achieves my goal to get new clients for the firm, makes its members accountable and has the philosophy of "Givers Gain."
Where is your favorite place to travel?
I like to go "up north." I grew up as a "cottage kid" (my parents had a cottage in Oscoda), so I like water and woods. Friends of mine built a new second home on Drummond Island and I would like to spend more time there.
What is on your "bucket list"?
Going to the Grand Canyon, being the “best grammy” to my new granddaughter (Kylee – who is due January 15, 2014), take Kaylee, my son and daughter-in-law to Disney World when she gets old enough and a summer on Drummond Island.