Director of Human Resources
True hospitality and the essence of #WhimJoy has run through Carole Futch’s veins since day one. Beginning at an early age in East Texas, she saw the importance of (and found a love for) connecting with the community and bringing out the best in people. Through church groups, 4-H, dance teams and hosting weekend events at her father’s company, she sought out to “bring the sunshine” in all that she did.
After quickly advancing through roles within the US Postal Service, Carole saw the invaluable benefits of a higher level of customer service and a good team. Harnessing these skills, she prioritized developing an exceptional staff and stayed active in mentoring programs throughout her career.
Eventually, she would become Postmaster of Dripping Springs where she would meet Whit Hanks as they served on the Chamber of Commerce Board together. As fate would have it, she would join the Whim Hospitality team as a Staffing Specialist where she quickly began curating the various Whim Teams. She has been a joyous and integral part of the company, hiring and recruiting more than 90% of the Whim Hospitality, Camp Lucy and Tillie’s teams over the years.
In her new role as Director of Human Resources, Carole will continue to complete the teams with the most talented people and leading the HR team. She has a passion for helping people grow into their better selves and finds great joy in guiding people’s careers within Whim Hospitality and beyond.
When she is not in the office, she can still be found “fishing for people”, making connections in anything and everything she does. She enjoys her time at the river where she loves to kayak and swim.
Unofficial Title: You’ve been “Caroled”