Dr. Whittaker is a graduate of the Creighton School of Dentistry in Omaha, NE. She and her family moved to Grayling in December of 2012 to be closer to extended family. Her husband, Noah, works at the Grayling Elementary school. They have one energetic son, Emerson. They live along the Manistee river and like to kayak, fish and be outdoors.