Linda Falasco Mavilla
From early in her professional career, Linda dedicated herself to environmental stewardship through industry leadership and political influence. Later in her professional life, she would step into community stewardship with the formation of a nonprofit which helped other nonprofits thrive.
Linda was born and raised in Los Banos, a small town in the Central Valley. She began working as a teenager in the family business that included construction, sand and gravel, concrete, asphalt and hardware/ lumber stores. In college, she was one of the first certified paralegals in the university of San Diego.
Stepping back into the family business after college, Linda was member of the team that obtained sand and gravel permits in Merced County that created wetland habitat at various stages of harvesting these materials. She was president and executive director of an association of 80 producers statewide. In this role she worked with environmental organizations, local, state and federal agencies, as well as the California legislature working balance of environmental stewardship with industry needs.
After her father’s death in 2002, she co-founded Mercey Springs Foundation with Brenda Kress, carrying on the family mission of giving back to the community. Her divinely inspired vision lives today as the Mercey Springs program.
Currently, she lives in rural Elk Grove and enjoys nature, horses and her dog Evee.