A native Athenian, Whitney Winburn Goodstone joined the 3tree Realty family in 2022 in the role of Licensed Executive Assistant to her childhood friend Ceci Churchwell. With a passion for real estate and a zest for learning and personal growth and development, Whitney working in real estate license was a natural choice.
Whitney attended the University of Georgia where she earned her BBA with a double major in International Business and Finance. After graduating from UGA, Whitney set off for the land Downunder with a Working Holiday Visa, her savings, and a backpack. She met her husband, Warren, in Sydney, Australia thanks to a fateful meeting through one of his friends in the LA airport. Eventually they settled in Sydney where Whitney earned her law degree from the University of New South Wales and worked for Corrs Chambers Westgarth, a world-class Australian commercial law firm. Ultimately, Whitney and Warren returned to Athens in 1999 to be close to her family and start one of their own.
Whitney has two children. Her daughter, Sydney, gets her adventurous spirit from her mom. Sydney is a senior at the University of Southern California majoring in Communication and minoring in Advertising. Whitney also has a son, Harrison, who proudly attends the University of Georgia, where he is a senior majoring in Real Estate and an active member of the Chi Phi fraternity.
While rearing children in Athens, Whitney has worked with her husband in his import/export business, Wirko LLC, with a focus on building and furniture products supplying student housing and multi family property developers nationally and internationally. Whitney is the owner of Advance ADR LLC and has been a practicing mediator since 2012 which allows her to utilize her Australian law degree and negotiation skills, along with her diverse work background and life experiences. Whitney also enjoys coaching mediation at the University of Georgia Law School and at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership and Development.
Whitney was a Founding Board Member of Books for Keeps, a non-profit organization originally established to provide 12 books, either donated or purchased at deeply discounted prices, to elementary students in Athens-Clarke County elementary schools. The organization now gives away more than 100,000 books each year and just celebrated the distribution of the 1 millionth book! Whitney has been the Chapter Advisor to Kappa Kappa Gamma at UGA since 1999, now with 340 members, where she loves working with and mentoring outstanding young members.
Whitney has personal experience purchasing and selling residential properties in Georgia and Australia and purchasing and selling commercial properties. While practicing law, her areas of practice included property development and retail and commercial leasing. With a vast array of talents and an unparalleled education, Whitney brings her talents to 3tree Realty in a multitude of ways. Detail oriented, artistically minded, fiscally proficient, and well connected in the Greater Athens Area, we are thrilled to have her on our team.