Linda Rivenes Hook was born and raised in Del Rio, Texas. She has lived in Germany, Wisconsin, California, and Midland ,Texas.
In Midland Linda was the executive director for Prevent Blindness Texas. There, for six years she served as grant writer and director of fundraising.
Linda was also a board member of the San Felipe Exes, an organization that raises college scholarship funds. While there she served as historian and fundraising chairman.