Linda began her optometric career in 1988, when she worked for John Streff, O.D. at the N.O.E.L Center in Lancaster, Ohio. After finishing her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology at The Ohio State University in 1992, she pursued a job working as an observer on an Alaskan fishing vessel out of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Later that year, she began to work as an apprentice optician in order to obtain her Opticians license two years later in 1994. Prior to coming to Northwest Vision Center in April of 1996, Linda was a manager for DOC Optical where she learned many of the skills that serve her well today. Being the first licensed optician hired at Northwest Vision Center in the early stages of the practice, Linda was instrumental in growing the practice into the thriving entity it is today. Deciding that family life was becoming a priority, Linda became a part-time employee, gradually leaving entirely to stay home and raise her children. Once her children were in pre-school, Linda decided that it was time to begin working part-time again, gradually increasing her hours as her children became more independent. She returned to Northwest Vision Center full-time in the spring of 2012.
Linda is the main frame buyer for Northwest Vision Center. She is especially interested in funky, trendy, unique frame lines, as well as classic styles. Linda has lost count of how many pairs of glasses she owns. Between regular and sunglasses, she estimates the number to be in the 20-25 range!
In her spare time, Linda loves to watch her daughters, Kate and Elyse, play Field Hockey, Lacrosse, violin, and flute. She and her husband, John, reside in Worthington with Kate, Elyse, and their standard poodle, Lizzy.