“The team was professional, caring and very attentive throughout the process. The help they provided in finding employment for my partner was hugely helpful.”
As the director of the Capital Resource Network, Linda Assadian helps to welcome newly relocated professionals and their families to the Capital Region. After 17 years of living in four different countries, raising two children and supporting the career advancement of her engineer husband of 22 years, Linda understands the unique tests and blessings that can accompany relocation and now works to pay that knowledge and experience forward to others.
Linda’s personal insight brings invaluable perspective to her role as she assists the entire family acclimate to their new community from social, dual career, cultural, and linguistic challenges. Linda knows that finding the right network of resources, prior to and after relocation, can be an invaluable lifeline and understands how the right start can have a huge positive impact on the overall relocation experience.
Prior to becoming director of the Capital Resource Network, Linda lived her years abroad in France, Germany and lastly England where she served at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon, as a Trade Marketing Officer responsible for growing trade partners. Linda began her career at Pacific Gas and Electric Company and served in several roles including marketing, business services, and regional government relations. A Registered Nurse with the State of California, Linda also earned an MBA from California State University, Sacramento. While in the UK, she served as a Trustee of the Stratford-upon-Avon Food Bank.
In partnership with the University of California, Davis, Loraine serves as a project manager for the Capital Resource Network. As part of the UC Davis Government and Community Relations team, Loraine supports customer relationships and provides tools and resources for improving the Capital Resource Network client experience. Loraine also holds certification as a Trainer for Crossing Cultures with Competence.
As a longtime resident of the area, Loraine values the strategic location and beautiful weather that the valley offers. Loraine’s local favorites include quick and easy day-trip getaways, a variety of delicious local restaurants, and numerous family fun activities like lovely landscaped parks, easy bike trails, accessible museums, and friendly sports venues.