Facilitator & Evolutions Coordinator
Courtney first discovered The Edge while participating in a retreat with Wild Women Expeditions in 2013, where she discovered Stand-Up Paddleboarding.
“The first time I tried stand up paddling I felt a wave of relief wash over my body saying, ‘Ahhhhh, HERE you are. Where have you been?’ — Since then I’ve felt more at home in myself each time I go on the water.”
Courtney bought her paddleboard from Swift Canoe & Kayak in South River on her way home from the retreat, knowing she would be back one day soon. Since then she has become certified as a Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater SUP Instructor and has guided expeditions internationally for clients from over 20 countries. Learn more about Courtney’s paddling adventures here.
In 2015 and 2016, she joined us as a guest facilitator to lead two Desire Map & SUP retreats. Through these experiences, we discovered that Courtney’s hosting style was a perfect fit for the Edge and invited her to begin facilitating retreats with us, such as Up North: Algonquin Explorer.
Courtney has since joined the office team as the Evolutions Coordinator, drawing from her experience in engineering management and outdoor leadership to connect with audiences through the creation of meaningful content and communications, developing new leadership programming, and implementing process, procedural, and safety improvements.
With a deep and growing connection to nature and self I simply offer possibilities for others to experience personal growth outdoors, to go outside and grow inside. My facilitation style is empowering, adventurous, intuitive, and playful.