Courtney is passionate about community building, strategy design and implementation, and the magic that can happen when those worlds come together. She has wide-ranging expertise in planning, strategy, financial management, project and portfolio management and stakeholder engagement, and thrives off of 'connecting the dots' to enable teams to do great things. Courtney holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and an Executive Certificate in Advanced Strategy from the University of British Columbia.
Courtney spent the previous decade in IT in the energy industry, becoming recognized as an impactful leader both inside her company and across several industry associations. She was recognized as a Young Women in Energy award winner in 2017.
Following maternity leave, Courtney took the opportunity to pursue her passion of removing barriers for historically underserved populations – this time focused on building a feminist economy with
The51. She acts at their Director of Operations and leads innovative growth experiments and community programming and education, including acting as Program Lead for the Financial Feminism Investing Lab with the University of Calgary.
Courtney invests in her community through extensive volunteer work. She lives in Calgary with her husband, one-year old daughter, and much-adored border collie.