Whitney was born and raised in the small town of Lincoln, Missouri. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 2008. She received her Associates Degree from State Fair Community College and went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development through Central Methodist University (Fayette). Throughout college, Whitney worked full time as a Paraprofessional/Title 1 teacher at Lincoln Elementary. She also worked for the Center for Human Services as a Case Manager for three years prior to joining the Restoring Hope team.
In August, 2011, Whitney married her husband, Michael, who is a Loan Officer for the Farmers Bank of Lincoln-Warsaw. In August, 2014, they had their first child, Oaklynn, who is outgoing and full of energy and in 2018, their second child arrived, Hudson, stubborn, energetic and all boy! She and her husband enjoy attending local sporting events and watching their kids grow and learn. They continue to live close to their many friends and family in Lincoln.