Raised on the doorstep of Glacier National Park, Whitney developed a passion for the outdoors early in life. She spent nearly a decade as a fly fishing guide and whitewater rafting guide on Glacier’s Flathead River system, working her way through a degree in Sociology from the University of Montana. Whitney went on to co-own and operate a successful land title company in rural Western Montana before beginning her non-profit career in 2007. For the past decade, Whitney has worked exclusively with non-profit organizations utilizing the outdoors to promote physical and emotional healing. She has been published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Psychosocial Oncology on the topic of outdoor therapy for young adults with cancer.
As a long time volunteer and supporter of Casting for Recovery, Whitney was thrilled to join CfR as the Executive Director in 2013. She feels fortunate to be able to share her love for the outdoors with those who can truly benefit from its healing properties. Whitney and her husband live in the Bridger mountains with a brown dog and three wild children.