Kourtni was born in Inchon, South Korea and adopted at the age of three. She was raised in Michigan and is one of eleven adopted children. Kourtni began studying at Central Michigan University at the age of 12 as a classical saxophonist and attended Central Michigan University and Interlochen Arts Academy. Although her background is in music her passion to serve and empower women brought her to work for the Women's Resource Center in Traverse City, Michigan as the Community Events and Volunteer Coordinator. Her journey continued as the National Event Director for the National Subaru Women's Winter Tour, Development Director for THIRDlevel Crisis and Intervention Center, VIP Manager for the Traverse City Film Festival founded by Michael Moore, and Adult Adoptee Director in Policy & External Affairs at Holt International Children's Services.
As an avid volunteer, Kourtni is the President of the Board for Active Women Now, Inc., President of Adult Adoptee Koreans of Portland (AKAP), and Vice President for Bridge of Hope. She is also a presenter at Korean Heritage Camp in Colorado.
Kourtni founded Seoul Sisters Tour and Travel and Seoul Sisters, an organization working to provide resources and financial support to unwed mothers. Through Seoul Sisters a boutique blossomed after the unexpected and early death of her sister. Seoul Sisters Boutique celebrates the bond sisters share and provides individual grants for "girls who just wanna have fun"! Seoul Sisters Boutique also donates a portion of revenue to unwed mothers in Korea. Check out Seoul Sisters Boutique at www.seoulsistersboutique.com