Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Kourtney was raised in a hunting and fishing family, spending most of her spare time outdoors. Wanting to turn her passion into a way of life, she found employment in retail sales at a major Washington State gun shop. Kourtney continues to expand her knowledge and proficiency from handgun hunting, recreational pistol shooting and formal pistol self defense training, and she is also working towards her certification as an NRA Pistol Instructor. Rounding out her shooting passion, her related obsessions are waterfowl and big game hunting, shooting PRS-style long-range competitions. As an accomplished reloader of pistol, precision rifle and hunting rifle ammunition, she often finds herself spending hours on her loading bench preparing for her next venture afield.