Courtney Cohen was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington and, except for one year where she returned to Las Vegas to work at the Bellagio Hotel, has lived in Seattle ever since. After receiving her BA in Political Science from the University of Washington, Courtney attended law school at Seattle University and has had a successful career as a business attorney in both private practice and as in house legal counsel–previously at Microsoft and Snap, Inc. and currently at Avalara, Inc. Courtney is passionate about giving back to the community and, in addition to working full time, serves on the board of the Eastside Legal Assistance Program, where she has been a board member, past President of the Board, and past Vice President of the Board during her 6 year tenure. Courtney currently lives on Mercer Island with her husband and two young girls and in her free time enjoys playing tennis, paddleboarding and taking her girls on bike rides around the Island.