Courtney Lynn Harris is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. She was raised in a Christian home by parents Chauncey Carthan and Danita Dillard and accepted Christ into her life at a young age. Growing up as a child of a U.S. Army service member she developed an early awareness and appreciation for diversity, which fueled her love of people from all backgrounds. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Louisville and completed further graduate studies at the University of Dallas where she earned her Master’s in Business Administration. She has traveled the globe and loves photography along with other artistic mediums.