Linda is a 13-year (1984 -1997) Navy veteran. She had an exciting and fulfilling career serving in the U.S. and overseas as an air traffic controller. In 1991, while stationed in Rota, Spain, she met and married the love of her life, also a Navy veteran. A year later, she and Tim had their first child. In 1997, she made the difficult decision to say “no” to military retirement so she could stay at home to raise their two daughters and son and homeschool during their early years.
In 2012, Linda started as an Assistant Veterans Services Officer for Collin County, where she began to learn how to help veterans navigate the very complex VA system and claims process. In Rockwall County since 2015, she continues to serve veterans and their families within and beyond the Rockwall County boundaries.
Some services Linda provides are ordering military discharge papers (DD-214) and other service documents, filing VA claims for service-connected disabilities and non-service-connected claims, Aid and Attendance allowance, Assistance with filing appeals, Survivors’ benefits, Application to VA healthcare, education and Burial benefits.
Linda’s military experience allows her to identify with other veterans and understand their past and current challenges.
As Rockwall County has an ever-growing veteran population, her submissions to the VA have increased about 150% since 2016! It is her honor and privilege to be able be to assist veterans and their families in Rockwall County.
Linda and Tim, live in McKinney with their rescue bulldog, Karli.