GirlGeek of the Week
Courtney's obsession with computers started early, when her father brought home a brand new Commodore64. Armed with a bevy of two-color games, BASIC, and a dot-matrix printer, Courtney would forge on into geeky territory.
As a teen she graduated from that venerable C64 into the burgeoning PC and Mac communities. In college she would study both Sociology and Computer Applications. While juggling the double duties, she gained a unique perspective on the way computers were affecting families, workplaces, and society at large.
After college she bounced around a few well known firms as a consultant then moved on, as many geeks do these days, to a more entrepreneurial fit at a small but innovative Web development firm. Courtney says, "I couldn't be happier!"
When did you first discover your love and/or obsession with computers and
Before the age of 10.
How do you earn a living?
I am a Project Manager and Strategic Solutions Consultant for both Fortune 500 and dot.com start-ups at an Internet strategy, development, and design firm.
Do you consider yourself a Geek?
ncredibly, on a scale from 1 to Geek, I'm much closer to Geek.
What is your favorite Website?
Right now, I'm asking everyone to bombard www.hypnotic.com and vote for my Geeky Self in the American Pie 2 Casting Contest!
What do you do when you are not working?
Read. Cook. Travel.
What's your motto?
Do what you love. This theory proves itself in basketball, career, and life. If you don't like something, the minute you come against anyone who loves what they're doing they'll beat you every time.
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Just please don't let it be anyone on the WB.
Who is the person you most admire?
Mother Teresa - cliché but true.
When and where were you the happiest?
Dec 22, 1999 the day my husband proposed AND October 16, 2000 the day we were married.
If you could have one super power what would it be?
The ability to fly. Not with a running start, but more like a hovercraft that just jumps vertically into the air.