Lynda transferred to the Junior League of Long Beach from the Los Angeles League in 2012 to continue doing work in the community after a career change.
“One of my colleagues at work in LA at the time introduced me to the Junior League and I’m so glad that she did. I’ll never forget working at the Rummage Sale at the Santa Monica Civic Center during my provisional training year. What a terrific bonding experience. After I switched careers I transferred to Long Beach and met another group of amazing women.”
In the LA League, Lynda’s leadership positions included a two-year board seat as Development Director and Development Director-Elect; Holiday Luncheon & Boutique Chair; and Board Fellows Co-Chair. When she was out there she also worked a six-month fundraising consulting assignment at the March of Dimes Greater Los Angeles Area chapter to help families secure donations for their March for Babies walk teams.
Lynda started in the Long Beach League as a member of the Lunafest Film Festival committee and then placed on the Kids in the Kitchen committee the following year. She has held the position of Public Relations Chair for the past two years. She is proud of her service and community work that has included volunteering at JLLB’s Especially Me! and Confidence & Me program events and project-managing the Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force Resource Guide that JLLB published in 2015.
Currently Lynda is a PR, Sales & Fundraising Consultant who specializes in helping companies develop new business and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. She has a bachelor’s in Journalism/Photography from the University of La Verne.
Additionally, she completed a 12-week Management Development Program certificate course at USC’s Marshall School of Business. Previously she worked in PR at The Hollywood Reporter and at The Disneyland Resort and as a business consultant helping small to medium-sized companies claim state and federal tax credits and incentives.
In her spare time, Lynda enjoys hanging out with her boyfriend (when he’s not working) and their cat; gardening; reading; watching movies; and connecting with friends, family, and former LA colleagues on networking sites such as LinkedIn.