Lobbying since: 2019
Recognized as an Outstanding Young Leader by FosterClub 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 tasked to navigate. She has spent time in employment roles as a case manager for homeless youth, program manager for a behavioral rehabilitation treatment home, and recently as the director of Community Engagement for the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County. Throughout these roles, Courtney has remained passionate about policy and advocacy work.
As a youth in care, she began consulting on policy implementation and advocating for prevention and reunification services to a number of stakeholders, state and federal agencies. Courtney continues to advocate and consult on policy as an alumni and she joined the work of the Washington State Parent Ally Committee in 2016 as a stakeholder advisor. She also serves as a current member of the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University in Social Science.
This lobbyist certified completion of required code of conduct training on 12/11/2019.