Whitney joined RGS in 2013. Born and raised in Southern California, she enjoyed her youth in the warmth of the Ojai Valley. She has always enjoyed living in communities that are focused on the preservation of natural resources, the arts, and exploration of the outdoors. Whitney graduated with her B.A. in Communication Studies from Seattle University. Her love of developing connections between people flourished in college as she volunteered in many different arts organizations and worked on service learning projects. Whitney loves to travel and has enjoyed her time exploring new cities and peoples both in the United States and abroad. Whitney earned her M.A. in Elementary Education in 2004 and has been teaching children in both the private and public school settings for the last tweleve years. When not teaching Whitney enjoys hiking, cycling, dancing, yoga, reading, sketching, and adventuring.