Secretary & Newsletter Editor
Linda Street-Ely has an affinity for her Scots Irish Logan ancestry and proudly carries the name Logan as her middle name. She became actively involved in the Society in 2022 by volunteering to take over the responsibility of editing the Society’s quarterly newsletter, Our Valour. Recognizing Linda’s passion for the Logan clan and her skill sets for organizing and keeping projects moving, the Board asked Linda to take on increased responsibility as the Secretary of the Society. In this role Linda is becoming more involved with important facets of the Society, including the Search for the Chief, social media, and outside affiliations such as COSCA.
Linda is an airline transport rated pilot with commercial seaplane and tailwheel endorsement, an award-winning aerobatic competitor, five-time national gold champion cross-country air racer, air racing record holder and aircraft co-owner. She works in the area of aviation software.
Linda is also a playwright, an award-winning author of short stories and writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She is the president of Paper Airplane Publishing which she co-founded with her husband, Mike Ely.
Linda had an earlier career as a litigation paralegal and was a licensed private investigator. Among her many roles volunteering, she has served in child advocacy, helping children in the Child Protection System (CPS), and serving as guardian ad litem. Linda and Mike celebrate four children and eight grandchildren.