Meet the Good Works Lab Team: Communicator, Courtney Bierschbach

Courtney is an experienced storyteller, educator, and solution finder. With over a decade of cross-sector work with local and national environmental nonprofits, higher education, and startups – she thrives when collaborating, writing, connecting, and organizing chaos. 

For the last several years, she has enjoyed telling the stories of notable locals through the Boardman Review and Traverse Bay Lifestyle Magazine, among other publications.

In tandem, she currently works with various regional entities, including supporting Rotary Charities’ learning experiences, capacity building, and communications and managing both the people and finance side of things for Loop Software Testing & Services.

She’s most at home with a new challenge and, as a result, has previously instructed public speaking, directed educational programs for CMU, organized the safety squad for the Watershed Center’s Swim for the Bay, managed grants and programs for Inland Seas, served on several boards including Bike Leelanau and the strategic planning committee for GO REC and more. Her unique portfolio of experience allows her to draw inspiration and solutions across industries and sectors traditionally siloed.

Courtney holds degrees in graphic design, outdoor and environmental education and is midway through another in training and development. She’s passionate about accessibility to recreation and the outdoors, human-centered business practices, and leveraging technology to build capacity in the region.

Courtney lives in Lake Leelanau with her husband Nick, and pup, Bentley.

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