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!

Prior to blogging full time (As of April 2019, I spent the previous 5 years serving 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 and finally one daughter Codi Lynn. 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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  • #courtneycoverscleveland is about to take the stage at the Mommy and Me Ball. This is such a cute event. Missing my boys but will make sure everyone is here next year!
  • Just wanted to stop and thank my amazing glam squad (as I prepare for yet another busy day hosting the Mommy & Me Ball)
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I love @bangs.salon_ because it’s a one stop shop! My hair is done by @coco_kea my nails are done by @treasurenailstmj and my makeup is done by @mua_kb Thank You Ladies for always always, always, taking care of me!
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My leopard print dress is sponsored by @akfashionfirm a #courtneycoverscleveland favorite small business to support! .
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I encourage you all to support ALL these ladies!!!! #clevelandblogger #cleveland #thisiscle #clevelandhairstylist #clevelandmakeupartist #clevelandnailtech #clevelandhairsalons
  • A week from today, September 28 is knot an ordinary day! Join comedy’s #1 pretzel fan, Leslie David Baker (and #CourtneyCoversCleveland), at this tasty event at the Beachwood Place Center Court. Wristbands for the Meet & Greet will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 10AM on September 28. .
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Join us for a FREEE Pretzel (while supplies last) and enjoy a style show, fun activities, and more @beachwoodplace .
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#sponsored #clevelandblogger #thisiscle #clevelandohio #cle #visitmeincle #thingstodoincle #clevelandevents
  • Thank you to @sadiessocialcomplex for hosting #courtneycoverscleveland #ladiesnight eveyone loved the venue! Thank you @mrsjazminemarie for being an amazing cohost! Thank you Larisa and Georgina for being my assistants!
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Thank you you @_djnay for keeping us dancing all night long,  thank you @_subcity @aomanagement and @prepped_4_life for your food donations, thank you @bjaneamoore3 for the beautiful fruit veggie and dip display, thank you @thesocialitebooth for the photobooth and thank you @natashaherbert for capturing it all!!
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Thank you to all my amazing small business owners for being vendors! @gimmeahandinc @shadesofshaded @shop_soletique @miasmiraclebodybutter @joycethemomager @akfashionfirm and Mirror Me
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  • Thank You to the 80+ AMAZING women who came to the 2nd #courtneycoverscleveland #ladiesnight there were so many ladies we couldn’t all fit in the picture so I’m posting two! .
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I think it’s safe to say we had a GREAT night of fun from such a diverse group of women and perspectives! The conversation facilitated by me and my extremely talented, and gifted (she has such a way with words) cohost @mrsjazminemarie was HOT and DEEP (whew lawd it was soooo real) yet fun and enlightening- thank you ALL for being so honest and transparent about so many  situations we go through as women! We were able to learn so much from each other and that’s what I enjoy most! From the wine- to the dancing we were able to let loose and enjoy each other all night! .
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THANKS for all the support you ladies show me and my events! Let me know below what you enjoyed most about the night! .
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More pictures and thank you’s coming shortly. .
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Picture: @natashaherbert 
Makeup: @mua_kb 
Hair: @coco_kea . 
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  • Last weekend was a BLAST! .
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My Fab-JACK-ulous Staycation in downtown #Cleveland was fun from beginning to end. It started dropping my car to valet @hiltoncleveland - then we walked all night long! We enjoyed a Rooftop on East 4th for drinks and dinner, then the @indians game and of course ended the night at the only place you should @jackclecasino  Read all about it on #courtneycoverscleveland ((LINK IN MY BIO))
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There’s so much to do this weekend and so many ways to enjoy this city! Get out and try something new! #clevelandblogger #clevelandbloggers #thisiscle #visitmeincle #cle #clevelandohio

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