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 excited join @naacp_cleveland at the movie screening of @justmercyfilm in celebration of MLK Day, this a Monday at 4pm at Tower City Cinemas. Following the film there will be a panel discussion about criminal justice.
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This is going to be a great event so I’m giving away 5 pairs of tickets (each winner gets 2) for some of my followers to join me!  All you have to do is:

1. Follow ME 
2. Follow @naacp_cleveland 
3. Share your favorite MLK quote and tag the person you would bring
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 Winners announced Sunday at noon. This contest is not sponsored, endorsed or associated with Instagram.
  • Last night 155 people came to  a private viewing of @badboys with #CourtneyCoversCleveland .
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Granted nobody wanted to shake a tailfeather with me lol (theme song from Bad Boys 2) I’m glad that we had a GREAT time watching a GREAT movie!
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Thank you to all my awesome actors for participating in my pre-movie activities and for all those who won prizes during Bad Boys trivia (super shoutout to the winner who answered Brown Sugar lol we knew what Marcus wanted to borrow) .
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THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING (especially the birthday girl for celebrating with me) and supporting me! Stay tuned for more events and more movies! .
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  • Good Morning from last night (which was great) thanks to my amazing #CourtneyCoversCleveland team .
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  • Who’s ready for the #CourtneyCoversCleveland private screening of Bad Boys 3 tonight? After filling the first theater at 140, I moved to the larger one and still have 10 seats open! If you don’t a ticket you still have time. .
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The last time I rented the theater was for the Adults Only Viewing of Lion King, which as you can see was a good time!
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Renting the theater is an easy way for us to come together and do something fun, while also supporting certain films. So far I’ve done highly anticipated releases, but I plan to be more intentional in supporting minority casts and filmmakers! In June, I will rent the theater again for the movie SOUL- so parents be ready! .
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As always thanks to all those who support me, looking forward to having some fun this evening!
  • After posting about Cleveland’s first Instagram museum @winterwondercleveland I had a lot of people inquire about the price! Well... for the next three weeks that it’s open (it will close January 26th) you can use code “COURTNEY” to receive 50% off of the ticket price! .
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That’s a huge savings! Take advantage of that AWESOME deal and take your friends or kiddies for a good time! .
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Not only is this something cool to do, but it’s an easy way to support Cleveland’s Creative community! Jason brought something different to Cleveland and it’s something we should support! #courtneycoverscleveland #thingstodoincle #instagrammuseum #thisiscle #visitmeincle #cleveland cle #clevelandinfluencer #clevelandblogger
  • Last night I had the pleasure of attending The @cleveorch 40th annual free concert in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. .
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I’ve honestly been wanting to go to this event for yearssss but its always SOLD OUT. For the first time, thanks to #CourtneyCoversCleveland I was able to attend as a member of the press.
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The night began with a presentation of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards (given to individuals who have positively impacted Cleveland in the spirit of Dr. King) Congresswoman @repmarciafudge Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, Betty Pinkney and Margaret Mitchell were all winners. After watching their video, I was truly inspired by the work they’ve done and continue to do. I was reminded that change comes from within and that we have more work to do as a community!!
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The concert started with Amazing Grace and ended with everyone standing to sing Life Every Voice and Sing. The Orchestra and Chorus were both amazing! I also thought it was cool that throughout the performance there were video montages and audio excerpts featuring Dr. King. Special moments of him in Cleveland and President Kennedy speaking at the City Club right after his assassination were also included. .
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It was a great night to support the arts in #Cleveland and a great start to celebrating Dr. Kings legacy. Make sure next Monday you make it a day on and not a day off! Volunteer your time, or attend one of the many events hosted by  @naacp_cleveland if you want to get your kids out, all the museums will be FREE! There’s so many options just do something!
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