Linda Larsen McCarthy was raised in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, and has been a lifelong summer resident of Shelter Island. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Rutgers University in 1981, and earned a Master of Arts from Montclair State University in 1983. She spent numerous years in Education as a teacher, coach, and college admissions officer. In 1989, she married her husband, a United States Marine Corps Officer, and they spent 14 years moving about the country from Hawaii to Virginia. During this time she cultivated her passion for real estate by exploring the variety of unique housing markets across the country. When her husband retired from the Marine Corps in 2003, the family, including their two daughters, unanimously agreed that they would finally fulfill their dream; they moved to Shelter Island. Linda immersed herself in school and community activities, and in 1999, she obtained her real estate license. She now balances her real estate career with her family and volunteering in the community for events such as the annual Lt. Joe Theinert Spur Ride, and as a board member of the Mashomack Preserve. As a former marathon runner, Linda still finds time to stay active and especially enjoys kayaking, paddleboarding, and biking with her family along Shelter Island’s scenic waterways and roads. Capitalizing on a number of things -- the industry’s latest technology, her expertise in all price ranges, and her instinctive knowledge of the Shelter Island real estate market -- Linda has proven that she provides buyers and sellers with positive and fruitful real estate experiences. Her success has brought her to the Daniel Gale Sotheby’s elite Gold Circle of Excellence for three years running. Linda looks forward to using her energy and enthusiasm to help you fulfill your dream in the purchase or sale of a home on Shelter Island, and she continues to pursue her lifetime commitment to professionalism, confidentiality, integrity and excellence in personal service.