A native New Mexican, Lynden attended New Mexico State University, Southwestern College and the College of Santa Fe. As a counselor at the New Mexico School for the Deaf for 10 years, he also trained as a reading clinician. In addition, he worked for a number of Santa Fe's most notable restaurants. In 1985 he established his real estate career at Santa Fe's premier boutique real estate company French and French Fine Properties, which later became Sotheby's International Realty. Lynden, along with his business partner Susan Kline, brings a consistently high level of service and dedication to his profession. Lynden joins a fraternity of other Santa Feans who cook and volunteer at the local Inter-Faith Shelter for the homeless.