As the Financial Coordinator at SSI, Courtney handles and assists with a lot of the Accounts Payable, Payroll and a variety of other financial functions. Prior to joining SSI in August, 2017 Courtney owned and managed her own business for six years, worked with nonprofits prior to that and led a team of Loan Administrators in commercial loans at First National Bank of Colorado. She comes to SSI with over 12 years of general finance experience after attending the University of Central Arkansas. She was once a double major in Astrophysics and Writing before choosing to make her focus Writing. Having grown up in Alaska, watching the Aurora Borealis led to a passion for space science at a young age. She is thrilled to be using her experience in finance and passion for space science and education to support SSI. In her down-time she enjoys reading, cooking and eating, building robots with her son and husband, learning about whatever new obsession she has, and astronomy-related hobbies.