Linda (Kalcic) Hanson ’86 was born March 3, 1964, in Mountain View, California, the daughter of Leo E. and Carole M. Kalcic, and was the oldest of 3 siblings. She attended St. Cyprian Elementary School, St. Francis High School (1982), and Santa Clara University (1986). After graduating, Linda worked in the field of Marketing at various technology companies, including Apple, Sky Pilot, Echelon, and Citrix. On September 15, 2007, Linda married Brad Hanson, and they welcomed their daughter, Nicole, into their family on August 24, 2010.

Linda had fond memories of her childhood summers cutting some of the last apricots grown in Santa Clara County. She grew up trying numerous hobbies, including needlepoint, guitar, and gymnastics, but she found her true passion in cooking. She enjoyed hunting down recipes and hosting wine tasting and dinner parties where she gladly and easily prepared the whole meal. She was happiest spending time with her family making wine, enjoying Sunday dinners, camping, and making the family’s traditional holiday Kiflin cookies.


08 Nov 2018