Michelle Linford Bio
Most of Michelle Linford’s life has not turned out as she anticipated. She decided not to serve a mission, but God had other plans (Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission, 1991-1993). She hoped she’d get married and be a mom, but didn’t expect that she’d graduate with two degrees (BS in Psychology and an MBA), move across the country, and start a career before she found her husband. She definitely didn’t plan on having three children in three years, and could never have imagined that her life story would include fourteen years (and counting) of undiagnosed chronic illness.
Michelle always knew that she wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, and has been delighted at varied opportunities that have come through the years, fulfilling her desire to keep an active network and resume. (The story of how her current role as non-profit director came to be is one she’ll save for the webinar.) Michelle has always been passionate about exploring the unique tensions LDS women face when making decisions about education and careers. She is excited about this discussion about flexibility and faith.
Stephanie Probst Bio
Stephanie Probst is a part-time Senior Financial Analyst in dental practice
mergers and acquisitions. She graduated with her MBA from the Marriott School of Management as a Hawes Scholarship when she was 22. Stephanie stayed at home while having children but felt impressed it was time to prepare to return to the workforce after her youngest was born.
She spent three years networking and volunteering, including helping to put on the first Women in Business Conference at BYU and starting the Women in Business group in her local BYU Management Society chapter, before landing her “dream job” that enabled her to work part-time, primarily from home, as a finance professional.
Stephanie has four sons and a daughter, and is heavily involved in scouting, serving as the Boy Scout Committee Chair in her ward and the Cub Scout Day Camp Director for her district. She is married to a brilliant biochemist she met at BYU, and they enjoy training for races together.