Linda Craine graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor's degree in communication studies. Prior to working for Johnson & Wales, she worked for the American Automobile Association of New York. She is a volunteer for The Fresh Air Fund which provides free summer vacations to inner-city children. Linda is also a speaker for New York Cares which helps New Yorkers in need by providing volunteers for projects in the city's soup kitchens, senior centers, and schools, as well as other areas that need volunteers in New York City. She enjoys spending time with family, skiing and playing tennis.