Certification: SQL Judge
Contact Info: [email protected]
Linda: Has a musical background having played the flute and piano throughout her childhood. She played for both band and orchestra as well as played as the piano accompanist for her high school choir.
Her passion for music stems from having learned to play the piano at the early age of five. Music is ingrained in her lifestyle and she continues to play piano for enjoyment today. Her fascination with sound quality started with competing her infamous Smart Car in street and extreme MECA classes.
Although competing was a lot of fun, judging and giving feedback on what she hears has been much more rewarding.
Linda continues to refine the art of translating what she hears into words on a scoresheet and strives to give the best possible feedback to MECA competitors.
Mrs. Papasin’s (Linda Kobayashi’s) Smart Car Photo Portfolio:
2021 – Inducted to MECA Sound Quality League Judge Hall of Fame
2021 – MECA Commissioner Award
2021, 2020, 2019, 2016 MECA Best Penmanship
2018 – MECA TCB (Taking Care or Business) Award
2018 – MECA CA Judge Team of the Year
2017 – Interviewed by Vice News – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5TrgEOrZ1Q
2017 MECA Sound Quality League Judge of the Year World Finals Sound Quality Judge 2016 – 2019, 2021 World Finals 2-seat SQ Judge 2016, 2018
2015 MECA World Champion Extreme Install
2014-2015 MECA Sound Quality Extreme National Points Champion (back to back)
2014 & 2015 MECA SQL Spouses Award (back to back)
2014 MECA SQL Sprit Award
Started competing in MECA in 2013
Daughter Audrey with help from big brother Scott:
2015 MECA Kids 1 Sound Pressure and Park and Pound World Champion
2014 MECA Kids 1 Sound Pressure World Champion