Whitney Werling

Accounting Assistant

Whitney is Here Comes The Guide's version of a Swiss Army knife. You know: the tool that you have in your pocket for any and all life hack scenarios? The one that once you have it, you question how you ever lived without it? Yeah, that's Whitney. She is so intelligent and also makes QUICK work of any task she's given. And around here, that is a swoon-worthy quality. Whitney is coming back to work after taking a break to raise her 2 sons and, while we are willing to share her with her family, there is no way we are ever letting her go.

Insider Info

Marital status: My hus­band and I met when we were 13 years old. He walked into our class at church for the first time and, accord­ing to him, told his friend, I’m going to mar­ry that girl” before we had ever talked to each oth­er. We became fast friends and start­ed dat­ing when we were 16, and got mar­ried a few months after we grad­u­at­ed col­lege in Octo­ber of 2001. I guess you could say he was right! 

Things I love: A qui­et morn­ing with a cup of cof­fee and a good book, Her­shey Kiss­es, Ohio State Buck­eyes foot­ball, Diet Coke, pineap­ple on my piz­za, the beach, choco­late peanut but­ter ice cream, mak­ing lists, and trav­el­ing to explore new places.

Celebrity I would most like to have a one-on-one date with: Ryan Reynolds and George Clooney. I won’t pick just one, you can’t make me.

My source of inspiration: My two sons. They chal­lenge me, they help me grow, and they teach me so much. I tru­ly believe that my old­est son taught me how to love and my youngest son taught me how to have joy. They make it easy to want to do bet­ter and be bet­ter each and every day.

What pushes my panic button: Sharks, the den­tist, not know­ing when and where my next vaca­tion will be, and dis­or­ga­ni­za­tion. I drove my mom crazy as a kid because I would­n’t leave the soup aisle at the gro­cery store until all the cans faced the right way.

Favorite wedding day detail: It was impor­tant for us to rec­og­nize spe­cial fam­i­ly mem­bers and friends in our lives who had been role mod­els in life and mar­riage to us. Dur­ing our cer­e­mo­ny, we had a spe­cial can­dle light­ing as a way to hon­or them for all they had meant to us.

Favorite wedding-related movie: Not­ting Hill and Sweet Home Alaba­ma. How can I pick between I’m just a girl, stand­ing in front of a boy, ask­ing him to love her” and Why would you want to mar­ry me for, any­how? So I can kiss you any­time I want?” Impos­si­ble choice.

Dream vacation spot: Paris! I used to ride my bike to the library to check out a How to Learn French book with a cas­sette tape over and over. 

What I love most about my job: Every­thing! I became a stay-at-home mom for 14 years to raise my boys and com­ing back to this work envi­ron­ment has made the tran­si­tion so easy. I could not have dreamed up any­thing bet­ter. Every sin­gle per­son has been awe­some. You won’t find a more capa­ble, kind, smart, hard-work­ing, and sup­port­ive group of women on the planet.