Linda is the Founder of Smiles. In 2009 she pledged to “Give them a Smile” and has done that for 11 years. She started Smiles Beyond the Bars, a nonprofit organization, and built a network of dental healthcare providers and dental labs to help her deliver those smiles. Thanks to Linda, her network, her team, and all the wonderful Smiles supporters, more than 425 women and men have received renewed, healthy smiles and second chances! In 2020, Linda felt it was time to make a change in her life. She wanted to be able to spend more time with her husband, family, and friends, traveling, gardening, volunteering and enjoying all life has to offer. She will, however, also continue to be a Smiles Ambassador in the community.