This program recognizes a woman who has achieved outstanding success in her own career and has made significant contributions to civic, humanitarian or religious activities.

2018 CAREER WOMAN of the YEAR, Greenwood

Linda Williams

Linda has been a nationally board certified licensed massage therapist for 17 years. she currently has a office at Savannah Lakes Village recreation center and at her home in Greenwood. She home schooled her children 12 years and also taught health ministry classes through the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. She currently teaches classes in various locations in Greenwood community.

The Emerald City Wellness Sanctuary began as a vision of Linda Williams and her son Eric, an Army veteran of operation Iraqi Freedom. Eric lived with PTSD for 5 years until his death January 23, 2008 with pulmonary edema. working in the family garden and receiving bodywork (acupuncture, massage, chiropractics, Reli and nutritional therapy helped eric and his friends cope with the aftermath of war. ECWS was established as a 501C(3) in the fall of 2014 and governed by a board of directors.

As a veteran works in the garden, they will earn credits that can be redeemed for bodywork or classes. Bodywork therapy and wellness classes will also be open to the public.

Soldiers fought for our freedom and now they are fighting for their own freedom...from PTSD.

Linda Williams saw a need in our community and is meeting a great need for veterans and those with PTSD. Her plans are to continue to develop and build Emerald City Wellness Sanctuary.