Lynn grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Accounting. She moved to Atlanta to begin a 25-year career in the Bell System, starting with Western Electric and ending in Lucent Technologies, including positions in New Orleans and ultimately in New Jersey in 1980. During that time, she got an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Upon leaving Lucent, Lynn had various positions in non-profit organizations, including trade associations, animal welfare organizations, and finally South Branch Watershed Association. She also served on the Boards of St. Huberts Animal Welfare Center and the Patriots Path Council Boy Scouts of America. She currently serves on the Board of the Hunterdon Land Trust.

Lynn is married to Bud Becker and lives on a small farm in Raritan Township with their two dogs.