Courtney is a Montana local and has a deep appreciation for the state’s rural areas and small businesses. She earned her degree in English from the University of Montana, where she double majored in Creative Writing and English Literature. Courtney traveled to Ireland twice to study the Irish language in County Kerry and earned a Minor in Irish Studies. She spent two years as an editor for the University of Montana’s Undergraduate Literary Magazine, The Oval. Including one year as the Editor-in-Chief! She was a recipient of the 2018 OPUS scholarship for departmental excellence. Courtney is currently progressing through her paralegal certificate program at Boston University. She enjoys practicing yoga, the electric guitar, and roller-skating around the Flathead Valley in her free time.