Linda Pestana was born on October 29, 1948 in Dover, New Hampshire. She received her master's degree in creation spirituality from Holy Names College in Oakland, California, and furthered her studies in clinical pastoral education at the Interfaith Healthcare Ministries in Providence, Rhode Island.
She is a certified bereavement facilitator, and received certification for spiritual direction from the Mercy Center of Colorado.
She is best known for designing successful retreat experiences for groups of all sizes interested in personal empowerment and healing. She lives in Swansea, Massachusetts with her husband, Louis.