Linda Blackwood started working in high-tech right out of high school before anyone had a computer on their desk, and spent 25 years selling computer chips and material management programs. In 2002, she got an opportunity to finish college and start a career she thought would be fun on through her 80’s and beyond. She and her husband and met on Match.com in 2001, and they are still dating. Some of their dates just happen to include grandchildren.
Why did you select the business you are in? Design of interior spaces is the combination of technical knowledge and art- and I could make money at the same time.
What do you like most about what you do? My favorite thing about being a designer is hearing from a client how much they love their space after the project is done. I've done quite a bit of work converting spaces to be wheelchair accessible, and those projects and clients will always remain close to my heart.
Why did you join WOW and what is the most rewarding or valuable aspect of being a WOW member? WOW gives me the chance to get away from the world of construction and construction guys. It's been so fun to meet women from different industries, learn a lot about the local wine and food industry, and I get to drink wine!
Who could be an ideal potential client for you? An ideal client for me is someone who wants their space to function well for their lifestyle, whether it's a kitchen, bath, or a full house.
What do you like to do for fun? Traveling, cooking and playing golf are passions of mine. I like to dream of having more time to make art.
Where is your favorite place to vacation? I have been to 4 continents, and have a few left to visit, but vacations at the cabin we have on the Sandy River are usually pretty awesome.
CONTACT INFO: Linda Blackwood, Owner of Interiors by Blackwood
Phone: (503) 320-2533