Linda L. Erickson


Linda Erickson is a Co-Founder of North West Montana Veterans Stand Down & Food Pantry, a veteran’s service center offering a helping hand up to homeless, low-income and at risk veterans and their families. The first Stand Down was held in 2000 and the Food Pantry opened in 2002. Linda is an Executive Administrative Assistant and she also serves on the Board of Directors as the Secretary/Treasurer.

Linda received her A.A.S. degree in Small Business Management in 2005 from FVCC. Pursuing a college degree while working full time and raising 6 children has honed her ability to manage the many different positions she holds at the Food Pantry. Linda is instrumental to the daily operations of the organization; she organizes many fund raising events and the annual Stand Down outreaches, writes grants and serves as an administrator.

Prior to her current position, Linda was a customer service representative for Stream, Inc., a company that provided technical support for Internet connections and communication devices. She was also a retail sales associate for over 18 years and was promoted to Department Manager, enhancing her leadership skills.

Linda lives with her husband in Kalispell and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, sewing, canning and going on family outings. Living in Montana for over 30 years, Linda knows first hand how hard asking for help may be for many veterans and their families. She is always looking for the best ways to reach out and help other people.