Linda Kitchen is the daughter of Bill May, the founder of Maton Guitars. Bill established the guitar company in 1946, which has since become an important producer of acoustic and electric guitars. Since her involvement within the company in the 1980s, Linda has focused on the acoustic guitar models. The staff creates about 6,800 guitars per year and her main goal is to ensure the highest quality control possible. In 2007, she helped establish the company's custom shop.