Linda McBride attended high school and college in Seattle’s prestigious East Lake area. Although Linda studied journalism at the University of Washington, she was more interested in investigating than writing and after graduation she took a position as a staff researcher with Seattle’s largest daily newspaper. She was married briefly (five months) to Alan Larsen, a reporter for the same newspaper. In 2001 Linda was asked to assist Frank Morton and Tony Nicoletti as they investigated mysterious artifacts near Las Vegas that seemed to originate in Mexico’s Mayan ruins. When Frank formed a non-profit group to investigate other archaeological anomalies, Linda immediately signed on and remained an active member of NWIDI until it was dissolved.