Linda was born and raised in Omaha, NE. She grew up in a home with 5 siblings in a three bedroom house, one bathroom, and no basement. So needless to say there were a lot of fist fights. She’s the baby so her siblings would say she received “special treatment”. Linda attended high school in Ralston, NE and college and the University of Nebraska – Omaha. She and her husband Mark have been married almost 30 years and have two boys, Donovan and Peyton. They we are officially empty nesters…for now. They have one dog (Charli) and one cat (Mia). The Mattea’s enjoy boating, camping, motorcycle riding, and going on trips with their kids.
Linda loves cheering on the Celtics and happened to stay at same hotel as the team in Houston. They were able to meet and take pictures with some of the players which made the trip very memorable. In addition to Nebraska Volleyball and Football, they also have season tickets Creighton Bluejays basketball and rarely miss a game.
The Mattea’s enjoy family trips to the nail salon for pedicures. So much so, the salon actually know when one of them is missing.
Linda is still a huge Friends fan and can watch their episodes over and over again. She has a lot of memorabilia including purses, mugs, shirts, all seasons, etc. She also loves cooking with her instant pot and thinks it’s the greatest invention. She’s always finding new recipes online to try at family dinner on Sundays. It’s her favorite meal of the week because it gives the whole family all an opportunity to catch up and then she knows everyone is getting at least one healthy meal a week.