Courtney graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations. She spent a year and half as the Advertising Manager at UW-Eau Claire's The Lookout Event Space. There she was in charge of all promotional and social media activities. Courtney also interned with the Minnesota Department of Commerce in the communications division. In this position she wrote consumer pieces for use both online and in print. She also researched the best uses of social media, and helped develop social media best practices for the Commerce Department. Courtney is passionate about her work and understands the value of an organization having clear and open communication. Outside of work, Courtney enjoys being outdoors, watching crime TV shows, camping, traveling, and her dog Monty.