Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Courtney found her love of the beverage industry during her college years, when she worked part time for Diageo. After graduation, she worked for a Budweiser distributor for three years before deciding to follow her husband-to-be to Los Angeles, California.

Courtney spent a sunny year living in Redondo Beach and working for a wine distributor in West Hollywood. There, she was totally spoiled on creamy California Chardonnay, oaky Cabernet, and tropical Sauvingnon Blanc.

She moved to Chicagoland with her fiance and joined Novovino in October of 2018. Though she still has a soft spot for what she calls "California Housewife Wines", Courtney is quickly discovering new favorites from Croatia, Argentina, and Northern France.

Courtney likes a jog in the park, a good horror novel, and any kind of cake. Yes, even carrot.