Nominated as an Outstanding Young Leader by Foster Club in 2019, Courtney has utilized her unique lived experience in Washington State’s foster care to make a positive impact on the system she and her sibling were forced to navigate. Apart from her employment roles as a Case Manager for Homeless Youth, Program Manager for a state contracted BRS treatment home or Director of Community Engagement for the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County, Courtney’s passion remains with policy and advocacy work. Since 2011, she has served on a state department policy advisory board titled Passion to Action. In hopes to adopt and assist in the implementation of the FFPSA, she begun advocating statewide for prevention and reunification as well as co-facilitating forums in Behavioral Rehabilitation and Visitation Services. She does so in partnership with the Office of Public Defense, Court Improvement Training Academy, Coordinated Care, The Department of Children Youth and Families, CASA, various legislative coalitions and service providers. Currently she serves on the Board of Directors for the MockingBird Society and remains an active stakeholder advisor on the Washington State Parent Ally Committee and in building a Community of Hope with Casey Family Programs and the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County. Courtney is a current graduate student at Gonzaga University and has plans to attend law school to obtain her JD.