About

Courtney Lynn Ottrix


I was born and raised in Cleveland to two amazing parents Greg and Leslie Conwell. I very proudly grew up in Shaker Heights with my 4 siblings Chris, Camille, Carlton and Cameron. I attended Shaker Schools until freshman year of high school where I left to go to Beaumont for two years. I returned to Shaker my junior year and graduated with my childhood friends in 2004. Upon graduation, I left to attend college in Pittsburgh at Duquesne University. In 2008 I returned home to Cleveland and have lived here ever since.

I have loved Cleveland for as long as I can remember however it wasn’t until I became an adult that I learned to fully appreciate it. Not just the cost of living, but the revitalization that I’ve watched and been apart of the last few years. Cleveland has seen a transformation and it’s only getting better. Someone started calling me “Cleveland Courtney”, because I was constantly posting great news and new developments about Cleveland. It was this excitement, passion and love for Cleveland that drove me to start this blog. So I am officially a blogger, covering cool people, cool places and cool events in CLEVELAND!

In my day job, I serve as the Communications Director of Global Cleveland, overseeing all marketing and communications efforts for the non-profit organization whose mission is to attract, welcome and connect international newcomers to economic and social opportunities in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. Since 2007, I’ve worked as a freelance Production Assistant for ESPN and ABC, primarily in Game Day operations. I’ve had the pleasure of working College Football, College Basketball, the WNBA, Monday Night Football, USA Soccer, Boxing and various sporting events over the past 10 years throughout the country.

In 2013, I Co-Founded Talk and Taste Cleveland with my high school friend Ashley Taylor. This event Networking event targeting young professionals throughout the city, was created to educate, motivate, and inspire young professionals seeking to build a sense of community and network in Cleveland.

In my most important roles, I am the proud, PROUD, proud wife of Bryon Ottrix Sr. and the mother of three boys Bryon Jr., Paul Hobson and Bryce Cameron. I am totally obsessed with my family so you will most certainly hear about them in my post and see them in my pictures. I spend a lot of my time supporting their extracurricular sporting activities as my husband coaches basketball at Glenville High School, has his own AAU Basketball Team (Ginn Elite) and my boys play basketball and football (minus Bryce who’s learning to swim). Without them, I wouldn’t find time to drink wine and work on my blog, so I’m greatly appreciative of their love and support in this venture!

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Head over to #courtneycoverscleveland ((LINK IN MY BIO)) to read about the amazingly healthy “No sugar added, no fake flavors or preservatives smoothie starting at $2.99” I tried and loved this weekend! A great option when you’re on the GO!  #thisisCLE #cleveland #clevelandohio #cle #CLEblogger #blogger #blackgirlswhoblog #healthyoptions #healthysmoothies #getgo #sponsored
  • Good morning from last night... just thinking of all the things I need to get done... that are just NOT going to happen!! Anyone else doing that today?!? I’m going to take these last 6 weeks easy and enjoy being pregnant for the very last time lol... a little basketball, resting and writing for  #courtneycoverscleveland #34weekspregnant #slowingdown #restingandrelaxing
  • Thank you ladies of @omega_aka1908  for having me as your guest speaker this evening! It was a pleasure discussing my role as Communications Director for @global.cleveland and also the work of our organization.
  • So a friend ask me why do I still mail things... and I was like idk I like to mail things! I mean I actually check my mailbox often and like to receive and send things like... Christmas cards, thank you cards and invitations. I get invitations via text  all the time and that’s totally fine, I’ve sent kids birthday invites electronically- but some things I like to mail. What are your thoughts? Am I wasting my money lol? 🤔 #mail
  • What a week! at #33weekspregnant we found out I have #gestationaldiabetes which totally stressed me out (and will until I see my endocrinologist) THEN... we got extremely sick the last few days and ended up in the ER with flu like symptoms. Thanks for all the prayers and concerns #courtneyandcodi are home and resting 💗 this is the #finalstretch but I’ve never been this sick before! #babygirl is just kicking my butt- I’m soooo ready for her to get here! #pregnant #pregnancy #8monthspregnant
  • Happy Tuesday from #CourtneyandCodi I’m back to work feeling refreshed after taking a sick day to simply rest and relax yesterday. It was much needed so major  thanks to my husband @crewcamp_bo for taking care of the kids and cooking dinner ❤️ #8monthspregnant #32weekspregnant #workingmom #thirdtrimester #courtneycoverscleveland is looking for some local places to visit, or services/products to try  to get me through this last month! Feel free to share some below... #cleblogger

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