Linda Christenson of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware passed away peacefully at home on February 25 after a gallant fight against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Linda was an environmental attorney with over 30 years of legal, corporate, and association management experience, including directing government relations and public affairs. She was a registered lobbyist before the US Congress and multiple federal agencies; licensed in the District of Columbia and state of Colorado, and admitted to the US Supreme Court, DC Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the state of Colorado.
Most recently, she was the Executive Director of the Pride of Baltimore, Inc. for 10 years. Linda was most proud of raising $10 million for operating and educational program expenses in addition to $600K in a capital campaign to restore the vessel in 2006 after a catastrophic accident. She loved sailing, being on the water, and representing Maryland, Baltimore and the Pride around the world at various events.
Linda’s career centered on advocating for clean water, proper landfill solutions, and the like. She started her career in 1984 as Manager of Federal Government Affairs with Adolph Coors Company in Colorado; moved to the Washington, DC area as Counsel, Environment and Natural Resources Practice Group for Kilpatrick & Cody Law Firm. Linda was Executive Director for her own consultancy Landfill Solutions Group, International Association of Environmental Testing Labs (IAETL) and International Cemetery & Funeral Association (ICFA).
She is survived by her partner, Theodora Braver of Rehoboth Beach, DE, her mother Jeanne E. Christenson of Hilton Head Island, SC, her sister Laura Christenson of Ridgewood, NJ, niece and grand-niece, Dana and Gwendolyn also of Ridgewood, NJ and her much loved Portuguese dog Mandy.
A burial at sea is planned in Hilton Head and a celebration of life in Rehoboth Beach next month. Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Lewes, DE. Please visit Linda’s life memorial webpage and sign her online guestbook. ▼