Linda Rice has a diverse professional background including fifteen years as an insurance agent and investment advisor and eight years as a pharmaceutical sales representative. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management and a Bachelors of Administration degree in Economics.
In 2006, Linda left the corporate world when she and her husband, Randy, decided to focus full-time on Mountain View Vineyard Winery & Distillery in Jackson Township, a business they (quite literally) created from the ground up by hand planting grape vines and transforming their mountainside property over a period of several years.
In 2015, Linda earned the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Bizzy Award for Business Person of the Year. Mountain View Vineyard and Winery has earned several Bizzy Awards including Best Small Business (2013), Best Overall Business (2014), and the Save Our Planet Award (2014). The business now boasts a new venue for weddings and events and a 3,000 square foot tasting room.
Linda is a native of the Poconos. She possesses a deep desire to help provide a hand-up to those in need, born from personal life experiences. Her role as Board President with Pocono Alliance allows her to do just that. Linda and Randy have four children and eleven grandchildren and continue to work on further expansion of their business.