Linda has received her Advanced Diploma in Advertising from Georgian College, a Teaching Adults Certificate and Professional Writers Certificate from Niagara College. As a lifetime learner, she is working towards a bachelor’s degree in Communications. Linda has been teaching at Niagara College for over 15 years into the Broadcasting – Radio, Television & Film, Public Relations, Acting for Television and Film and Pre-Media Programs in courses such as Writing for the Media, Social Media Strategies, Marketing and Advertising, and Mass Media.
Previous to her teaching career, she had written articles published in the National Post, Financial Post and many other notable publications. Linda also held the positions of creative director for CKTB/HTZ-FM radio, writer for Omni Media Productions, creative director and promotions manager for CHSC/CHRE radio. Linda stays active in the industry as the social media & brand director for Builder Insight Group Marketing & Communications, with a full portfolio of clients based in the GTA.
Linda is a predominant figure in the Ontario Builder and Real Estate Industry, working with many companies in the GTA. Her social media work for Geranium Homes has garnered awards at the 35th annual BILD Awards for Best Social Media Campaign as well as the 34th annual BILD Awards, winning Best Social Media as well as Best E-Marketing Piece. Linda has been a finalist in the social media category for the past 3 years, going up against major Toronto agencies. As a Social Media Committee Member for BILD association, she often appears as a guest lecturer for social media business forums. Linda also serves as a social media consultant for a number of corporate accounts. Locally Linda has been recognized with a Volunteer Achievement Award by the City of St. Catharines for volunteer work with slo-pitch initiatives in the community.
“Make a difference. Through real life examples and practical experience, my goal is to give something to each student that will make a difference in their future successes.”