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Trailblazer Team Spotlight – Linda Swoboda, Utilities Business Manager

The “glue” of Trailblazer Broadband is someone you don’t always see, but she’s everywhere, keeping the wheels of progress – and construction – moving.  She is Linda Swoboda, Estes Park Utilities Business Manager.  Having worked with the Town of Estes Park since 2015, Linda has spent much of the last 4 years coordinating operations for Trailblazer Broadband as well as other utility projects for the Town. In her role with Trailblazer, she has created and coordinated the entire construction schedule with the fiber team and manages day-to-day operations, subcontractors, supply management, contracts, grant writing, and budgeting.   

Swoboda has a dual expertise in Construction Management and Architectural Studies, backed by two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and an MBA.  In addition to all her other responsibilities, she used her unique talents to design and renovate Trailblazer’s headquarters at 1180 Woodstock Drive. She has also provided independent estimating consulting services for building contractors and architectural design firms. 

Linda grew up in Nebraska where she was a tenured associate professor at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, teaching estimating courses.  She was also a project manager for The Weitz Company in Nebraska and Arizona. 

After relocating to Estes Park in 2010, Linda and her husband Gary became active community members.  Swoboda is an occasional snowshoer, hiker, quilter and long-time member of the Estes Valley Quilt Guild. 

“I am so happy to be here in the beauty of Estes Park and surrounded by such a great community of friends.  The Trailblazer project has been a labor of love, and I am really looking forward to bringing it to its planned completion in the next year, ” Linda says.  Trailblazer is incredibly fortunate to have Linda as its guiding force!

Trailblazer Broadband is municipally owned and is Estes Park’s only locally supported high-speed broadband service providing fiber directly to homes and businesses.  The Town of Estes Park provides information only and does not endorse any listed companies, the views they express, or the products/services they offer. For more information about internet service, contact Trailblazer Broadband at or (970)577-3770.  More Trailblazer news is available at and

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