Gene and Thelma Whittinghill
John Whittinghill is the Operations Manager for WDS and a board member of the corporation. He grew up working in the business and has been driving equipment since he was three years old. John graduated from Indian Capital Vo-Tech with a degree in heavy equipment operations, which has come in useful as he is now the "braun" behind our demolition operations. John was a member of the Army National Guard and served his country in Afghanistan in 2011. He now lives in Muskogee with his wife, Demi, while making sure everyone at WDS stays safe and everything is up to code.
Jessica Fishburn (previously Whittinghill) is the Vice President of Public Relations at WDS. Jessica is responsible for maintaining contact with all of our customers in a variety of ways, and is also a board member of the corporation. Jessica is the most bubbly, genuinely friendly person you’ll ever meet and she still enjoys annoying her brother with a song for every occasion. Jessica is married to the wonderful Kyle Fishburn and they have two daughters, Zoey Lyn and Emma Rose, who are both perfect gifts from God! Their third daughter, baby Brynn, will be making her debut in Spring of 2020!
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Little Miss Zoey is the sweet, smiling daughter of Kyle and Jessica Fishburn. She has quite the sassy personality, she can type 67 words per minute, and she makes a mean cup of coffee. Not bad for a four year old! Once Bev Weaver teaches her how to do billings we will be able to put her to work full time. Zoey already has everyone at WDS wrapped around her finger, and everyone says that she has her Grandpa Steve's bright blue eyes. Zoey has also taken on the role of big sister, and she is totally rocking the position! Zoey loves to watch American Ninja Warrior, and is currently enjoying taking swimming lessons.
Julie Whittinghill is the Vice President of Marketing at WDS and just celebrated her third anniversary with her husband, Jeff Musslewhite. Julie is responsible for overseeing the website and Facebook page as well as serving as a board member for the corporation. Julie has an Associates degree from OSU in Prosthetics and Orthotics and recently received her Bachelors from The University of Central Oklahoma while working as a financial advocate for Scott Sabolich Prosthetics in Oklahoma City. She ultimately hopes to work in the field as a practitioner.
WHITTINGHILL DISPOSAL SERVICE
Whittinghill Disposal Service, Inc. was founded in 1974 by Gene and Thelma Whittinghill and was later purchased in 1987 by Steve and Donna Whittinghill. Since Steve's sudden passing in 2015, the company has been managed by Donna. Over the years Whittinghill Disposal Service has grown to be not only the oldest but also the largest locally owned waste and recycle materials handling service in Muskogee, OK.
We believe the reasons we have succeeded include God's gracious blessing on the business, sound business practices, the cooperative efforts of the company's past and present employees and an unwavering commitment to high quality service. Providing exceptional service to our customers has always been our number one priority. In fact, SERVICE is so important to us that we made it part of our name, Whittinghill Disposal Service, Inc.
Donna was placed into the roll of President/CEO of Whittinghill Disposal Service upon the sudden death of Steve Whittinghill. She is a firm believer in the sovereignty of God and is grateful for God’s strength and wisdom as she trusts Him with the daily business decisions . Donna is the Executive Organizer, Goal Setter, and Chief Encouragement Officer. She’s convinced that her years of being a full time wife, mom, and homeschooler were the perfect preparation to be in business! Donna married Shaun Crotty and they find great pleasure in the simple things of life. Donna has a degree in Food Science from Michigan State University and in her spare time she loves studying God’s Word, skeet shooting, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her granddaughters Zoey and Emma.
Sweet Emma is the newest addition to the Fishburn family as of July 2017. Her mom thought that with Zoey's spicy personality Emma would be her sweet girl, instead she says she got spicy and spicier! And Grandma Donna says that the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree. Even at two years old, Emma already looks like she will be a great asset to the company. She will be answering phones, giving out estimates, and driving the forklifts around any day now!
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