Courtney grew up on a house boat on the intracoastal waterways of the Atlantic ocean where she was bestowed the gift of bubble launching by the local mermaids. On a standard day she is dreaming of building tiny houses and extracting the essence of creative living through efficient objects. She is studying for her Masters in Sculpture as well as Creativity and Innovation at the University of Georgia in Athens, and she received her BFA at the University of North Florida.