A Bit About Rich
Rich Linden has been a director, filmmaker and producer for numerous
radio and television programs in the Kansas City area for the past
twenty five years. With a background in music, theatre, and dance,
he has been an innovator in producing radio and video
programs. Using the best crews and talent in the city, he designs and
develops projects that are not only creative but of the highest quality.
Mr. Linden's company, The Linden Group, specializes in various media
campaigns. He has written and produced for several local radio and
television stations and has appeared on the tv show "Party of Five."
The Linden Group resume includes documentaries and promotional
videos for Project Neighborhood, Applebee’s Restaurants,
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, The UMKC Video Network,
Federal Dept. of Justice, the Missouri State Governor's Office,
Teen Expo (TV and radio),Worlds of Fun Grad Night (in collaboration with
Bernstein-Rein), various political spots, MADD Red Ribbon Campaign,
and promotions for several radio disc jockeys.
Rich also wrote and produced a martial arts show
called "The Power Zone," which is running nationally. He has also
worked with the National Youth Adult Alliance on Underage Drinking,
National TREND, the Missouri RYLA Academy, Camp Quality, Missouri
Peer Helpers, National Association of Teen Institutes, Delta Zeta Sorority,
Camp Fire Boys and Girls, and the Midwest Chapter of Girl Scouts.
He has directed several NAIA National Basketball Championships as well as producing music for ESPN’s National Drill Team Finals.
Nonprofit service and work is a part of his daily life. As a member of
Rotary International, Rich served in many roles and positions
within the Plaza Rotary Club. He currently serves as the
Curriculum Director for the Missouri Rotary Youth Leadership Academy,
an internationally acclaimed state-wide leadership program
for high school students. He has 20 years with the program.
While raising his three children, Rich served as a PTA president for his
children’s elementary and middle school PTA chapters. He has
been featured in articles for Our Children magazine, PTO Today
and The Wall Street Journal.
In 2019, Rich was the featured article in the local "435 Magazine."
In the winter of 2021, Park University awarded Rich the "Torchlighter Award."
This prestigous award is given to individuals with long-time
commitment and service to the university.
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