Lin is a native of Tuscaloosa, having graduated from the University of Alabama in 1983. With over 20 years of industry experience, he has worked with a leading national carrier, a wholesale broker and the Pritchett-Moore, Inc. insurance agency. He attained the CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation in 1987. He has been the Chairman of Pritchett-Moore, Inc. since 2004.
Lin is very involved in the West Alabama community, serving on the board of directors of the Tuscaloosa Housing Authority, Chamber of Commerce, Boys and Girls Club and The United Way.
Lin and his wife Sharon have one daughter, McLean. They are active members of Christ Episcopal Church.