Linda is a visual artist who credits a lifetime of sailing for her love of the ocean. She founded and directs Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs to inspire and support the next generation of ocean caretakers. Bow Seat was born from a personal feeling of responsibility for our planet. It grew out of a deep concern for the health and future of our oceans and a desire to help protect our seas. Linda believes in the power of art, prose and film to raise awareness. Bow Seat programs recognize and celebrate student art and it’s ability to effect positive social change around the globe. Linda enjoys seeing the student’s creativity and ingenuity expressed in entries that are submitted to the program. Art can become an important catalyst to spur student curiosity, dialog, awareness and action. Along with W20, Linda is also a trustee of the New England Aquarium and Isabella Stuart Gardener Museum. Devoted to educational reform, she values quality education for all children and serves on the boards of the Neighborhood House Charter School and Horizons at Dedham Country Day School, a summer enrichment program for underserved youth.