Lynda has navigated the non profit sector for the past 20 years. Moving from England to be a Student Athlete, she graduated with her degree from the University of Louisville, KY, and fell in love with the American culture. She started her professional career in the criminal justice re-entry field and then moving to St. Louis in 2012 to begin her career with Connections to Success. Since starting with Connections to Success she has been in the role of Office Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Dress for Success Midwest Coordinator, and Resource Development Manager. In her current role of Director of Resource Development, she oversees all fundraising efforts for both the St. Louis and Kansas City locations, including event planning, donor cultivation, grant management, corporate sponsorships, and Dress for Success Midwest. In her personal life, she is a member of the DBE, a philanthropy group consisting of British Commonwealth Women, raising funds and supporting local women’s charities, an avid soccer fan, a certified Missouri soccer Official and a proud dog mum to Sullie the Toy Goldendoodle.