Linda Rawson is a technology entrepreneur, author, inventor, and C-level executive. Since 2006, she has owned and operated DynaGrace Enterprises started her company initially called Sensory Technology Consultants, in 2006. DynaGrace Enterprises (DGE) is 100 percent Women-Owned Small Business and is SBA certified and has done over $1 billion dollars of DoD government contracts. DGE is a business run by a family as Jennifer Remund, Linda’s daughter, is the Vice President.
Linda was born in a small farming community in Utah, and she was raised by her mother, who was a single mom raising five children. Her mother never went to college and did not have any dreams of owning her own business; she did her best to provide while remaining within the expected role of a woman.
Linda never thought about being an entrepreneur even though there were childhood tendencies. She has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) so as a child her mom was constantly shoving her out the door, so she didn’t drive her mom crazy. Until a teenager, she struggled in school. In high school, she always got good grades while being involved in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), sports, and band. She grew up in a poor single mom household. From meager beginnings came the experience of how to work hard to achieve results.
Of her family, she is the only one to dream of owning her own business and the only one to have pursued higher education, thus breaking from the family mold and becoming a success in the business world. She has exceeded expectations and never let various challenges and obstacles associated with being a woman impede upon her path to success
Her entrepreneur story starts in 2005 at Hill AFB, UT. She was writing database software for the 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron (RADES). She got hired as an Oracle DBA but was also a talented.Net programmer, so a few information systems became born or enhanced during her time there. She loves writing software and data has always been her thing. She describes being perfectly happy as a cube rat.
During this time she went through a divorce. So while her personal life was in strife, she had to turn her life around and take care of my three teenage kids so that their life was somewhat normal. She poured herself into work and managed to run the kids around to all their activities. As a single mom, she had to consider her family first. Her words at this time ”I have skills, what would be the worst thing that would happen? My kids might have to sleep on somebody’s couch for a month or two. It doesn’t hurt children to experience hard times.” Her kids never slept on somebody’s couch, and she has managed to give them a great lifestyle.
Today DGE is a multimillion-dollar business and is thriving and growing. Linda chooses to share her knowledge and experience with other entrepreneurs.
Linda is the author of several books. Most notable is her book titled “The Minority and Women-Owned Small Business Guide to Government Contracts” but she has also written a book on grief and children’s coloring books on weather science.
As an inventor, she is continually working on her latest invention, a compact, portable weather station called the WeatherEgg. She loves to educate children about weather science through her coloring book, and the adventures of her animated humanoid characters called the “WeatherEgg Kids.”
She occasionally speaks to groups of business owners on the climb from Country Girl to CEO. Last year she graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses training, received an award for Davis/Morgan business of the year and wrote a very vulnerable book about grief.
She finds balance in my life by being very close to my family. She also finds pleasure in life by traveling and participating in outdoor activities like golf, hiking, and snowshoeing. She loves meteorology and is an amateur photographer with her companion Scott. She also raises honey bees.
Follow Linda at:
DynaGrace Enterprises: dynagrace.com
The Minority and Women-Owned Small Business Guide to Government Contracts: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started
WeatherEgg Kids: Weather from A-Z: Coloring Book
Reflections on Grief: Loss, Love, and Happiness