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Industry Folks - Angel Whitley, Rhino Design Build

image Angel Whitley, Project Administrator, Rhino Design Build, San Antonio, TX

SAN ANTONIO - You can’t get much more Texan than Whitley. She was born in Houston and grew up in San Antonio. Her family moved here while she was still a baby. She graduated from Alamo Heights High School, after which, she attended the University of the Incarnate Word. She ran cross county for UIW and graduated with a business management degree.




    “I love San Antonio, it’s all I’ve ever known. My kids are the third generation in the same school district and we have four generations that grew up here.  I like that it feels like a big small town, even though that’s changing!
    “I have been married for almost 18 years to my amazing husband Jeremy.  He is the Executive Director of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in downtown San Antonio. Before that he was an executive at USAA for 15 years.”
    Together, they have two children.  Emily is 16 and is a junior in high school. She is an athletic trainer for all the sports teams.  Her son Mason is 14. He is in eighth grade and loves playing football and building computers.
    Whitley got her start in the construction industry as a client who ended up being an employee. She and her husband hired Rhino Design Build to renovate their home. Sometime during the renovation process, Whitley, whose career background is running small businesses, began speaking to her now boss about the needs of his business. “I ended up asking if I could send him my resume, and here I am!  I am thrilled to be working on the admin side of the business and being in front of the customers. Communication is so important in this line of work and I enjoy making sure it’s happening consistently and promptly for our clients, subs and vendors.   
    “I love that my job and my boss challenge me everyday to be the best I can be for our clients.  There are so many moving parts in construction. It’s important to me that I always keep our clients up to date, informed, on budget and on schedule.  I love walking our clients through the process of their renovations.  It’s a privilege to be able to work closely with them on something so dear to them - their homes.”
    Over the years, Whitley says she has had many mentors, but by far, her husband is her biggest mentor.
    “He is such a support and has had an amazing executive career.  He has helped me sharpen my work skills in so many ways over the years. I am so grateful to him for his continued and enduring support.“
    Quite the “dog mom” as Whitley puts it, she enjoys running with her dog Tabitha (Tabby) when not working. Tabby is a rescue dog and a big part of her family’s life.
    “She’s my running buddy and such a joy to have!  We have always had dogs and always will.”
    In addition, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
    “We love to be outdoors and we really enjoy football season!” -cmw

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