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Work experience

Aug 2011Present


Munson Medical Center
Jan 2011Present

Adjunct faculty

Northwestern Michigan College
Nov 2010Present

Executive Director

Pine Cone Farm
Jan 2000Present




University of Berkeley

Doctorate of Nursing

Rush University

Dr. Linda Gottwald


A passionate animal activist holding a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Linda Gottwald resides in Traverse City, Michigan, where she works and teaches in the nursing field. While retaining a busy professional schedule, Gottwald also maintains a position as Executive Director of a nonprofit animal rescue shelter, Pine Cone Farm.In August 2011, Linda Gottwald accepted a position with Munson Medical Center, one of the top 100 hospitals in the United States. Moving from Florida to Michigan, Gottwald also joined the adjunct faculty of Northwestern Michigan College, where her role entails supervising nursing students. She was involved for several years with Stand Up for Animals in Florida before joining the Pine Cone Farm animal shelter in Traverse City. Adept at finding donations to fund boarding and health care needs to animals, she obtained a Florida Animal Friend grant and developed a high-volume clinic that provided low-cost spaying and neutering services.Linda Gottwald has dedicated many years to the protection of animal life, and she has maintained membership with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for the last 15 years. Additionally, Gottwald has held membership with The Humane Society of the United States for 16 years. She was recognized with a community service award for her volunteer work with The Anti-Cruelty Society, an Illinois nonprofit where she provided animal therapy services to underserved areas of Chicago.When time allows, Linda Gottwald enjoys hiking in northern Michigan, swimming, and water skiing. She takes annual trips to Europe and spends time as a freelance journalist writing for various publications. Her work has appeared in USA Today, The San Francisco Chronicle, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and numerous other publications.


Swimming, Water skiing, Hiking in Northern Michigan, Travel to Europe annually to France, Freelance writing.