Originally from Northern California, Whitney moved to Arizona where she graduated from Arizona State University. Before joining AAWL in 2014, Whitney led the marketing and special events department of a local publishing company where she helped produce 13 events, eight magazines and two Expos annually. Prior to that, she was involved in a variety of event management activities which included weddings, parties, charity auctions, sports and travel events and business award ceremonies. Whitney is so happy to be able to work at a job she loves, for a cause she loves, at AAWL.

Whitney and her husband, Tyler, live in Tempe with their AAWL Alumni, a cat named Vladimir Tostada, and a pittie named Evie Enchilada...plus a long list of foster dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are visiting the Steele home at any given time. When not working, they enjoy Whitney's parents' ranch in the Texas hill country.