Courtney is a former spokesperson for the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA). "AARDA is the only national nonprofit health organization dedicated to bringing focus to autoimmunity."

The award-winning documentary Beauty Does Lie: The Untold Stories of Autoimmune Diseases  features seven women living with 5 different autoimmune diseases (Lupus, MS, Sjogrens Syndrome, Pernicious Anemia, Myasthenia Gravis). Courtney was inspired to produce Beauty Does Lie after being diagnosed with the autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis in 2001.


Courtney got the name The Reiki G from a colleague who was teasing her about her middle name one day. The name stuck as Courtney honed her skills as a Reiki Practitioner to become a Reiki Master and Teacher.