Courtney is an indigenous artist and performer from the Diné nation. She began working in television as a performer on shows such as “Longmire”, which led to featured roles alongside actors Michael Douglas and Jeremy Irvine in the 2015 film, “Beyond the Reach”, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. After interest in performance grew, she attended San Juan College (New Mexico), where she pursued a degree in Liberal Arts, graduating with honors. Here, her theatre career in performance and design began with shows like The Laramie Project, A Piece of My Heart, and It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Continuing her education, she attended Utah Valley University (Utah), studying acting, script writing, stage management, design, and film. During her time there, she continued performing, with roles in productions like The Rez Sisters, Jumpers, and a collaborative production of Argonautika with Brigham Young University. Also, while at UVU, she participated in a study abroad program in Great Britain under program director Christopher Clark, where she had the opportunity to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Graduating in 2018, she launched her career doing virtual theatre at places like Plan-B Theatre (Utah) and New Native Theatre (Minnesota), doing run crew for theatres like The Hale Sandy (Utah), consulting for playwrights, coaching other Indigenous actors, and becoming one of the more sought after hair and makeup designers in the area.