My name is Linda Lansdon. I am very proud to be the Office Assistant for Real Men Real Leaders, Inc. It has been a real privilege to be a part of such a wonderful organization. I have been here since December, 2021. In that time, I have witnessed a steady growth. My role as Office Assistant is to be in charge of Quick Books software, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, assisting in the banquet and golf tournaments, preparation of financial statements and various other office duties.
It has been a pleasure to work with such a wonderful staff and board of directors. We are all a team with the same goals in mind. That is to improve the lives of young boys and teach them leadership as well as learning to take responsibility.
Linda was born in Graham County Kansas near Hill City. She graduated from Hill City High School and Brown-Mackie School of Business. The school used her picture and information to advertise throughout Kansas. Her family on both sides was involved in farming. Great Grandfather served in WW I and her father was a tail gunner on a B24 during WW II. He flew on 34 missions. A book was writen about their plane which was called the The Shack Rabbit.
Linda has always been interested in the business world. Her first job in Garden City was with Earl Bookover. She kept the books on his farming, catle, oil and gas and various other investments. She later married the late Charles M. Lansdon, CPA,. She assisted in several projects such as an ethanol project funded by the Department of Energies and getting a revenue ruling passed for a tax credit for farmers on water depletion. Charles Lansdon developed the equation that was required on the tax returns.
Linda wanted to start a business of her own, and was convinced that Garden City needed an upscale hair salon. She started Studio 1 Salon and later sold it after 21 years. During that time, it was voted #1 salon several years in a row. In 1991, Linda was chosen as 1 of 10 women to work with the governor as a mentor for other women. She also started Middleton Salon in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs salon was the largest of the 3. It was 5,000 sq. ft and employed between 25 and 35 people. The salon was very acctive in working with various charities and getting involved in the community.
All the salons were later sold so that Linda could devote her time and energy working for her husband. She worked for him until his death on September 16, 2021. It was Real Men Real Leaders that was a God send for Linda after her husbands’ death.