Linda M. Hutsell was born in East Tennessee to Fay Goforth and Harold L. Hutsell. At the age of 12, she became the foster child of Ms. Sue Farr.
Linda attended McMinn County High School and then Cleveland State Community College briefly before taking “a semester off.” She became the mother of her only child Sydney G. Maines in 1998. Above all, this is still regarded as her most cherished and greatest accomplishment.
Linda left East Tennessee and traveled extensively with her small family, while her former spouse was serving in the United States Army. First, they traveled throughout the United States and then to Europe where they were stationed in Baumholder, Germany. Her fondest reflection of living in Germany was the creation of friendships with other military families and members of the German community, which she still maintains to this day.
After Linda returned stateside, she worked 17 years as a Veterinary Technician in various clinics and found the greatest satisfaction as an emergency veterinary technician.
In 2014, Linda resumed her education at Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens Tennessee. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Criminal Justice. Soon thereafter, she was accepted as a student at Duncan School of Law, fulfilling her lifelong dream of going to law school.
In 2016, Linda became an “Oma” (grandmother) to Atlas J. Maines and then was happily promoted to Oma x2 when her second grandchild Gianna E.G. Maines was born in 2019.
Linda currently works at the Law Office of Reed Dixon and Shane Partain in Sweetwater, Tennessee. After graduation she intends to practice law in the in the areas of family, juvenile, criminal, and personal injury. Linda’s ultimate career objective is to become a Juvenile Judge so that she may use her unique life experiences and education for the benefit of the children and families in the community in which she serves.