Let’s get to know Linda Weston. A true balance of tenacious and tender, outspoken and refined, and all-around leading lady: this office "Mama Bear" preserves and upholds the collection of Stone Forest product on a daily basis in her firm management of receivables and returns (not an easy job, folks!). But her unwavering sense of humor and contagious laugh keep even the most difficult scenarios amendable. She has a tendency to "tell it like it is", and is a valuable "go-to" for team answers and problem-solving because of her longstanding experience and extensive product knowledge. If you're lucky enough to catch her on the phone, you'll see what I mean! You go, girl.
What’s your position at Stone Forest, and when did you start working here? Accounts Receivable, Returns Manager & Mailroom Supervisor. Since it's a small company, we all work in customer service and sales too. In this busy environment, you need to have a big head to wear all of these hats! I have been here for 9 years.
Which Stone Forest Kitchen & Bath material gets you really jazzed up, and why? I really really love our onyx, it's so unique! Especially the purple onyx.
And your favorite Garden product? I love the Pebble Collection (fountains and seats). We also have a new stone material for our fountains that is really beautiful (bamboo pattern in a grayish stone). Do I have to narrow it down? We have so many great products!
Hometown: I was born in Santa Monica, California, but I have lived in Santa Fe since I was 9 years old. This is home.
Alma mater: Santa Fe High School. Go Demons! (not the best mascot in the world...)
Childhood hero: When I was young my copy of The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom was very worn. Anyone who goes out of their way to help others is my hero.
Favorite activities: I'm just starting to have a life again! My kids have grown up.
Signature cocktail: Gin & Tonic, especially in the summer.
Last meal on earth: Huevos Rancheros with red chile. Or maybe pizza.
Best book I've read in a long long time: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I haven't seen all of the TV episodes yet, but the book series is so so good.
Favorite place you’d like to go back to: I went to school in Santa Cruz for a short while, and it has such a nice campus and lovely location I'd like to go back.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, you would choose to explore: Old European castles have always fascinated me!.
Why Santa Fe? I had no choice when I was 9 years old and even though I have left a few times for college I keep coming back because of the natural beauty. It really is a special place here. If you have ever been to northern New Mexico, you know what I'm talking about.
Why is working at Stone Forest so awesome? Besides the great products we offer, it is the people that make this place so incredible.
I’m known for: My smile. When I was about 11 years old I read that it takes more muscles to frown than to smile and basically I'm just lazy (I'm not making this up!) That fact and the money my parents spent on braces make me smile more than frown.