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and the Moms Who Live Here

Meet Our Owners

Pure7 Studios - Whitney Whidden and Carrie Pardue
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Carrie Pardue

Carrie Pardue

Carrie is originally from Illinois but moved to the Destin area in 2009, where she later met her husband Lee.  They now have two spunky little boys, Elias and Oliver. 

Carrie and her family moved between Destin and Nashville, TN for quite a few years – almost as backwards snowbirds – Summers in Florida & Winters in Tennessee. While in Tennessee Carrie finished her degree in Communications and soon after moving back to Florida, settled in Santa Rosa Beach. Carrie started working with Destin 30a Moms Blog once it was founded in 2017 as a contributor and purchased it early in 2019 with business partner, Whitney Whidden. The two continue to believe in connecting local moms both online and off, and creating a go-to resource for everything you need to know about motherhood on the Emerald Coast.  

When she’s not out around town (probably at Target or looking for the best cup of coffee) she can be found with her family enjoying trips to Walt Disney World, golfing, staying active, and spending time on the water by boat or beach!   Find her on Instagram or contact her via email at [email protected]

|Photography by Pure7 Studios |
Whitney Whidden

Whitney Whidden

Whitney moved to the area from Atlanta after completing her masters degree. She met her husband, JD, while both were attending school at Auburn University. They moved to Santa Rosa Beach so that JD could join his family practice, Emerald Coast Chiropractic, as a local Chiropractor. 

Whitney works from home, for an online accounting firm, where her and her furry lab, Whiskey, spend the day dreaming about vacation. Whitney loves to travel and while she does not have one specific favorite destination – her and her husband have a goal to visit every island in the Bahamas. 

Whitney is a member of the young ambassador board of directors for the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center. She is also a member of the Santa Rosa Beach Golf course, where you can often find her on Saturday afternoon – relaxing on the beach! Whitney has followed Destin 30a Moms Blog ever since it was founded in 2017 and was excited for the opportunity to be more involved upon purchasing it in 2019 with business partner, Carrie Pardue.

|Photography by Pure7 Stuidos