Linda is an upbeat, high-energy, results-oriented Development Director with over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit arts arena. Her attention and gratitude has let strong relationships with supporters blossom into enduring friendships. An advocate for the arts and social justice, Linda’s vibrant focus and contagious sense of optimism fuels her intentional and enthusiastic efforts to generate support!
Born and raised in NYC, Linda was a professional dancer, working with world-renowned modern choreographers such as Merce Cunningham, Viola Farber, and Charles Weidman. She segued from performance to arts administration when as a single mother to a four-year-old daughter, she left NYC for South Florida to oversee the care of her aging parents. With a New York state of mind and a generous gift for gab, Linda seamlessly transitioned from the stage to raising funds for the arts. She worked as Development Director for the Florida Philharmonic when it became the second regional orchestra in the nation; the Florida Grand Opera, where she oversaw the completion of a capital campaign to build the Josephine S. Leiser Opera Center; the Concert Association of Miami, securing major corporate underwriting to present international artists including Luciano Pavarotti at an outdoor concert on the sands of South Beach; and the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, where she negotiated a major national sponsorship for the eye-popping traveling exhibition Fashion: The Greatest Show on Earth.
After a year of pandemic quarantining, Linda and her son moved to MA in 2021 to be closer to her daughter and young granddaughters. She has found New England to be a gorgeous breath of fresh air and is happy to leave behind the heat and political climate of South Florida for Boston’s vibrant arts scene, academia, and civic engagement!
Linda brings the energy of Chita Rivera, the style of Anna Wintour (without the attitude), and the sass and wit of Helen Mirren to White Snake Projects. Merging activism and opera in engaging productions throughout Boston communities is a marriage made in heaven for her. Linda is revved up in her role as Development Director to generate individual support and widen the donor base for White Snake Projects, an activist opera company making mission-driven work that unites artmaking with civic practice. For her, it’s a win-win!