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Olivia is a devoted mother to three beautiful children, Elliot, Ethan, and Coralia. Olivia is a stay-at-home mother. Her family deeply values their Christian faith. Olivia’s personal journey as a mother of three and her past trauma experiences with five miscarriages, infertility, depression, postpartum depression, and anxiety are what lead her to create Postpartum Mamas.
Olivia holds a Bachelors of Arts in Human Development and working towards her Masters in Social Work & LCSW from the University of Washington.
"With God all things are possible." Mathew 19:26
Founder Postpartum Mamas
Gig Harbor Support Group Facilitator
Vice President, Board of Directors
Vice President Board of Directors
Supervisor California Support Group
Linda retired from the City of Carlsbad, California's Police Department after serving for twenty-seven years as the department's Coordinator of the Juvenile Justice Program for At-Risk Youth. She enjoyed retirement and many wonderful memories as a full-time wife to her husband of forty-three years, who recently entered the floodgates of heaven in 2021. Al was her beloved soulmate, and positive role model to many and who she misses so dearly. Linda is a mother, devoted grandmother, and friend. Linda has personally experienced heart-breaking loss in her lifetime and has since developed a strong faith-based passion for all things relating to young women faced with difficult decisions regarding life changing circumstances.
Linda has spent time working as a Counselor for the Carlsbad Police Department's GUIDE (Greater Understanding through Intervention, Diversion, and Education) Program, a Youth Counselor with Centro Youth Services in Oceanside, CA, a Counselor for the North County Chicano Federation, a Program Director for Carlsbad Boys Club, and a Teacher's Aide for Carlsbad Unified School District and Head Start Program. On top of her impressive resume, Linda has also served on multiple advisory boards including Carlsbad High School's Peer Advocates Program, Tri-City Hospital Community's Advisory Board, New Village Arts Theater, Man/Hermanitas North County, and Carlsbad YES (Youth Enrichment Services). With her many dedicated years of service, it is little wonder as to why she has been the recipient of both the Kiki Camarena Law Enforcement Award/Red Ribbon Week and the Carlsbad Police Department Civilian of the Year.
Linda met Olivia Sheridan as a teenager when she interviewed to serve as a member of the Peer Advocates Counseling Program for Joyce Kistler at Carlsbad High School. She was drawn to Olivia's willingness to help everyone and found that she exemplified high moral character, integrity, sensitivity, and strong leadership qualities. It is no surprise to her that Olivia is making great strides with Postpartum Mamas helping all mothers in their experiences and journeys through motherhood and Linda looks forward to being part of the journey.