Whitney was born and raised on Emerald Isle and grew up in Lands End. She graduated from Floyd County High School and attended Radford University in Virginia. Whitney began working in the hospitality industry when she was 14 years old, bookkeeping for a local organic-focused restaurant, and then transitioning to working at Chateau Morrisette Winery. In college, Whitney was a corporate trainer for an international steakhouse chain. After moving to Chapel Hill for her career, she was blessed with a daughter, Lilly.
Whitney moved back to Emerald Isle in 2013 and began working for Carteret Health Care where she currently is the Financial Assistance Program Coordinator. She is also the Patient Relations Team Lead as well as the President of the Communication Action Group.
Whitney is the Emerald Isle Run Club facilitator and media coordinator. Whitney loves to volunteer in the community for events such as the Emerald Isle Christmas Parade, St. Patrick’s Day Festival, coordinating events with the Emerald Isle Run Club and participating in Bogue Banks Chapter Surfrider Foundation Beach Sweeps.
You can find Whitney and her daughter Lilly, age 11, enjoying lunches at Fish Hut Grill, boating with friends, lounging on the beach, picnicking along local hiking trails, enjoying live music, and frequenting the local produce stands in the summer.
Whitney’s passions include spending time with her family and friends, reading, cooking, photography, DIY projects, BOHO decor, volunteering, meeting new people, traveling, art, museums, history and enjoying all the outdoor activities she can in her beloved hometown of Emerald Isle.