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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  • I cant keep up with my DMs! This is the podcast I’m encouraging everyone especially those in #cleveland to listen to! The third season focuses on the criminal justice system locally. Real cases, real judges, real prosecutors! It’s heartbreaking and more motivation to get out and VOTE!!!! I listened to all five episodes back to back the second being the most disturbing! Judge Raul is up for re-election this year! Go listennnn @serialpodcast it might not paint the best picture of our city but it’s happening everywhere! This is #courtneycoverscleveland approved !
  • Well there’s a first time for everything... It’s been ten years since I attended this University (2004-2008) and today was the first #Duquesne Homecoming that I’ve ever been to as an alumni. Despite the downpour and multiple delays to the football game, it was kind of cool to eat lunch at the red ring and walk my family around campus sharing the stories that could be told 😂 #duquesneuniversity  #duqhomecoming
  • Everything about @arrionedeanna and @twansteele wedding was beautiful! I just love love... and I LOVEEE weddings especially when you get to celebrate with  friends! It’s also great to see young people who still believe in commitment and the journey of marriage.
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Tudor Arms was an excellent choice for this intimate wedding. This venue is most certainly #courtneycoverscleveland approved! #LoveMadeOfSteele
  • So excited to be here to celebrate the union of my not so little brother @twansteele and his beautiful new wife @arrionedeanna ! This is the first wedding of a friend of Cameron and my heart is full of joy although my eyes are full of tears. I love him and I’m so proud of the man he has become! Everything  is beautiful and I’m just so happy for you both to join the married club! It’s amazing but it’s also hard work and the good always outweighs the bad. Not every day will be perfect but it will be worth it! What GOD has brought together let no man come between... I love you both congrats!!!!!! #lovemadeofsteele
  • Thank you @traceeellisross I was literally  just discussing this at Book Club!!! @mrsjazminemarie @myssliyanalee @ajalewis how timely!!!! #selfcare @dr_mimi and the ability to say NO! I’m really going to work on that it’s one of my struggles, I try to do everything for everybody and attend everything and it’s not only impossible but it’s overwhelming. Even as a wife, mom, blogger, working full time, overseeing a sports program I still find it soooo hard to say NO! My schedule is consistently jammed packed and sometimes I just want a day to do nothing! It never happens because I have not mastered the art of saying NO! Urghhh I’m definitely going to try... for me and my sanity! Anyone have this issue?!?
  • It’s #NationalCoffeeDay and Football Saturday! I’m game day ready... with my Hot Pumpkin Chai in hand. Head over to #courtneycoverscleveland to find out where you can pick your Pumpkin... and choose between a  Hot, Iced  or Frozen Pumpkin Spice Latte, Hot Pumpkin Chai, Frozen Chai and the Pumpkin Cold Brew. There’s literally a drink for everyone! the best part of it all…pricing starts at 1.99! ! #visitmeincle #thisiscle #blogger #ginnelite #ad #ginnelitefootball #bloggers #cleveland #clevelandohio #cle

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