Whitley has a diverse portfolio and works in association management, account management, and communications. She also has experience running campaigns for Dan Dorran, Bobby Levy, and Umatilla County Covid Relief. As a student of religion, philosophy, and politics, she has a knack for bridging the gaps complex and competing goals. Whitley grew up in Pendleton, Oregon, which gave her an intimate understanding of the value in fostering relationships between the community and private/public interests. She is an avid outdoorswoman, spending her summers backpacking and her winters skiing.