Growing up as the son of a pastor and working on his grandfathers farm from the age of 12 equipped Linford with a diversity of life experiences and provided opportunities to learn many important skills. Linford has a wide variety of experience in the automotive and agricultural fields as well as with non-profits. For 20 years Linford worked in agriculture as a dairy and poultry farmer along with a stint managing a feed mill and grain elevator. For the past 13 years he has owned Mountain Valley Motors LLC - an automotive sales and service company in Harrisonburg VA. For 12 years he served as an associate pastor at Calvary Mennonite Fellowship. In February 2016 Linford attended World Wide College of Auctioneering and since then has been working as a contract auctioneer and ringman for personal property, livestock, farm machinery/equipment, and produce auctions as well as auto auctions and benefit auctions. In October of 2017 Linford teamed up with Virginia Auctioneer H.L. Wenger to form Mountain Valley Auction Group. Mountain Valley Auction Group specializes in live-simulcast and online auctions.