While training for the Boston Marathon in 2000, Linda Harding was first introduced to Manomet when she included a route through the Manomet property during a long run. That day, taking a break to gaze over the bluff at Cape Cod Bay, she wondered, “What is this magical place?” At that time, she never imagined that she would eventually be working here.
Living in Plymouth and working in Boston, Linda spent most of her career leading enrollment initiatives for graduate business schools. The highlight of her Admissions work was interviewing MBA candidates who are on the cusp of redesigning the future of business. Recruiting students introduced her to multiple countries, cities, and cultures. As an admission officer, she built skills in sales management, marketing communications, organizational change, creative problem-solving, team building, and project management.
In 2022, Linda retired from Higher Education and her “Boston commute” and settled in the nearby Priscilla Beach community. Not ready to stop working, her goal was to find a part-time position in an organization whose mission was vital to improving the world. A graduate of Lesley University, her current role is the Scheduler for Manomet’s President and the Coordinator of Board Relations. She is drawn to Manomet for the natural beauty of the property and the opportunity to contribute to conserving natural environments where birds and people can thrive together. She is honored to now to be one of Manomet’s staff working next to the view off the bluff.
One of Linda’s favorite pastimes is hacking through a 9-hole golf course. She also enjoys biking, hiking, sketching, gardening, and traveling. Her favorite destination includes any of the National Parks she has yet to visit. She is a member of Wildlands Trust, the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, and volunteers through the Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance to count spawning horseshoe crabs on Plymouth Long Beach.