Linda Skogrand is a native of Minnesota and moved to Utah 18 years ago as a professor in family studies at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. She focused her research and teaching on family studies with diverse populations. Linda has degrees in social work, family studies, and family life education. She has written several books to include several editions of a marriage and family textbook which is currently in production and used in the USU system.
She retired with her husband, Steven Gilbertson, to Castle Valley in 2016. Both she and Steven volunteer for several nonprofits in the Moab area. She says, “We have been fortunate in life and want to give back to communities where we live.”
Linda grew up on a farm in rural Minnesota where she was extremely active in 4-H with cattle as one of her many projects. She attended a one-room country school and was part of a high school class of 36 students.
She has three biracial, adult children, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren who all live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota. They visit the Moab area often and she tries to get to Minnesota several times per year.