Huuskonen: Flying High
Linda Huuskonen is one of few female helicopter pilots in New England.
Name: Linda Huuskonen
Street: Elliott Street
Family: Husband, Nyrik and daughters Shantel and Katia. Linda and her family also live with Linda's father, Joe.
Occupation: Linda is a real estate investor who also teaches others how to do so with Powerhouse Wealth Strategies. It's a family business that includes Nyrik, Shantel and Katia.
Hobbies and Interests: Linda is a helicopter pilot. "I got my pilot license 10 years ago, at the school that had just started at Beverly Airport. At the time I was one of five women in New England and there were only 700 nationwide." Linda did a lot of promotional work with the school to help future women pilots. She belongs to the Ninety Niners which is a local chapter of the International Organization of Women Pilots. The group helps with scholarships and support to further women into aviation and to the ranks of becoming a pilot in this untraditional hobby for women.
Favorite Book: Something More by Sarah Breathnach
Favorite Movie: The Notebook
Favorite shop in town: Cakes for Occasions
Favorite Eatery: Sawasdee
Dream Vacation: "I would love to take a year long trip around the world."
How long have you lived in town: "I have lived here all my life, except for ten years, but then I came back."
Why did you choose Danvers: "I wanted to raise my children in Danvers and have them grow up like I did."
What would you like to see changed in town: "Reduction in traffic."