Linda was Thoma's first employee, joining Bernie in 1980 to form the company. After growing up in western and central New York, she attended the State University of New York at Cortland where she received a B.S.E. degree. Over the years, Linda has performed many roles at Thoma, including development and administration of homeownership initiatives for both new construction and existing homes. Her current responsibilities on the Program Management Team include the management of homeownership and economic development programs, income qualifications, and program administration and reporting. Linda is also certified as a homeownership counselor through the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation.