Linda was born in Southern California to first generation immigrants from the Philippines. She grew up in the Philippines and returned to her place of birth, the United States, to attend college. She is the youngest of four siblings, a quiet sensitive child, who became a strong willed rebellious teen and young adult. Her life as a mother of five children trapped in poverty to an abusive alcoholic husband for 19 years changed when she recaptured the rebel spirit of her youth, ended her marriage, and turned her oppressive circumstances into building blocks to freedom and success.
The climb from being a single mother of five on welfare, unemployed, with an unfinished college education yielded a new life as she obtained employment, her business degree, and took steady strategic steps until she became a successful professional business woman. Her underlying foundation and motivation was deep love for her children and trust in God's mercy and guidance.
Her deep insight and lessons from her own life struggles gave her the desire to reach out to others and give them hope and motivation through her new book, "The Voice Hidden Within Me" - A Journey of Discovery and Healing Your Heart. Her transformation from a woman with hidden "Secrets" and fears from from her past that haunted her yielded a new voice. She is an advocate for change, inner healing, and mentor to families torn apart by poverty, domestic violence, family addictions, and divorce.
Linda holds a BS degree in Business Organization and a School Nutrition Specialist Certification. She loves writing, photography, fine arts, and speaking to people about transforming their lives into greatness.