About ijk Partners

For over 40 years, Linda has been creating experiences for others. Schooled as an interior designer, her career includes working in corporate America as an interior designer, a facility manager, and a market sales manager in southern Florida and the Caribbean.

In the spring of 2003, Linda and her husband, Lynn, opened Inn at Riverbend in  Pearisburg, Virginia, which they designed and constructed while living and working in Miami, Florida. Their thorough planning, marketing, and drive to satisfy their guests quickly created a very successful Select Registry inn that they transferred to new owners in 2010, fulfilling their initial business plan.

During that time frame, they were the owners of a historic building in the downtown area that, together with chefs who leased the space, they created The Bank Food and Drink. In 2011, they took over the ownership and operation of the restaurant with Chef Michael Behmoiras, until they sold the building in the spring of 2015.

Linda’s prior career in facility management, sales, and marketing plus her lodging and food and beverage knowledge and her tourism experience provides a solid base of expertise that Linda shares with her clientele of growth-oriented businesses, each striving to reach their dreams. Her ability to focus on the end results helps clients shorten the process involved in analyzing and growing their business.

Since 2010, her clients include many growth-oriented businesses ranging from a regional tourism magazine, the Comphy Co. to all levels of lodging properties in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Mexico.

Linda is also a regular speaker at national, regional, and state Innkeeping conferences and currently serves on the board of directors of the Association of Lodging Professionals Fund

Affiliations

  • ijk Partners, LLC Owner/Hospitality Consultant
    2009-Current
  • Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America
    2020-2022 Silver Associate Member, Guest Speaker
  • Association of Lodging Professional Fund
    2022-2023 Board of Directors, Immediate Past Chairperson
    2020-2022 Board of Directors, Chairperson
  • Association of Lodging Professionals
    2020-2022 Allied Partner Member
    2022 ALP Conference Honor: The Visionary Award
    2022 ALP Conference Speaker and Exhibitor
    2020-2021 Board of Directors
    2021 Virtual Conference Speaker and Exhibitor
    2020 Conference Honor: The Founders Award
    2020 Conference – Albuquerque, NM –  Volunteer Summit Liaison, Speaker, Room Host, Auction Chair, 
  • The B&B Team® Inn Consultants, LLC
    2015-2020 Affiliate and Hospitality Consultant 
  • Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals
    2015-2019 Founding Charter Member, Allied Partner Patron
    2017-2019 Board of Directors
    Education Committee Member
    2019 Volunteer Summit Content Coordinator, Auction Coordinator, Cincinnati, OH
    2018 Volunteer Summit Chairperson, Norfolk, VA
    2018 Summit Advocate Sponsor
    2018 Summit Chair-Heads in Bed Path
    2017 AIHP Breakfast Sponsor, Innspire Summit, Long Beach, CA
    2017 Summit Chair Future Innkeeper Path
    2016 Volunteer Summit Staff, Nashville, TN
    2016 Summit Chair Future Innkeeper Path
  • Community Foundation of The New River Valley – Endowment for Giles County 
    Founding Member, The Giles Fund, 2007-2022 Panel Member
    2019-2022 Fundraising Secretary
  • Handweavers Guild of The New River Valley
    Member since 2008
    2018-Current Education Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • 2022 ALP Aspiring and Lodging Professionals Conference, Baltimore, MD.
    Exhibitor and Speaker
  • 2020-2021 Learning with Linda Virtual Presentations
  • 2020-2021 ALP Virtual Conferences Guest Speaker
  • 2020 White Stone Marketing Mastermind 101 Guest Speaker
  • 2020 ALP Knowledge Sharing Summit & Marketplace – Albuquerque, NM
  • 2019 AIHP Knowledge Sharing Summit & Marketplace – Cincinnati, OH
  • 2018 AIHP Knowledge Sharing Summit & Marketplace – Norfolk, VA
  • 2017 PABBI Keystone Innkeeper’s Assembly – Harrisburg, PA
  • 2017 StayVA/Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia – Richmond, VA
  • 2017 AIHP/InnSpire Knowledge Sharing Summit & Marketplace – Long Beach, CA
  • 2016 PABBI Keystone Innkeeper’s Assembly – State College, PA
  • 2016 AIHP Knowledge Sharing Summit & Marketplace – Nashville, TN
  • 2015 Bed and Breakfast Association of Kentucky – Wilmore, KY
  • 2015 Select Registry Membership Conference – Key West, FL
  • 2015 STAYVA/Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia – Fredericksburg, VA
  • 2015 PAII National Conference – New Orleans, LA