Whitley graduated from Brenau University in 2012 with a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy. At Brenau University Whitley was elected Parliamentarian of the Brenau Occupational Therapy Student Association. She enjoys working with children to facilitate learning and helping parents understand how critical play is for their children. Whitley has training/certification in Saebo for upper limb rehabilitation, Interactive Metronome (IM), The Listening Program, SOS approach to feeding, and Masgutova Neurosensiomotor Reflex Integration. Whitley has been employed by Advance for Kids since 2013. She resides in Cedartown, GA with her husband and children.