When Linda started working at NWESI the firm had 12 employees. Her Father, Gene Garoutte, co-founded the company in 1958. Her first assignments included working hard to edit quotes, data reports, billings and payroll on a typewriter. Now, she has implemented and streamlined new technologies for payroll, reporting, billings and accounting and supports over 40 employees in the Pacific Northwest. She is proud to be a critical part of NWESI and has enjoyed seeing the company grow and mature into the engine that it is today. Linda is happily married and has a son. She enjoys volunteering at her church, singing, antiquing and little getaways with her family to the Oregon Coast whenever possible.