Courtney Shannon Strand Courtney Shannon Strand has lived in, worked in, and explored the Seattle/Tacoma area since the late 1990s.Her work has appeared in InStyle magazine, Elle magazine, Northwest Runner magazine, Eddie Bauer’s catalogs and on CTQ Media's websites.She writes about performing arts, sports, fashion, and green living. Experience Courtney Shannon Strand is a former writer for TripSavvy, focusing on Seattle area destinations and diversions. She has lived in the heart of Belltown, on the bustling east side in Redmond/Bellevue, and on the slopes of Capitol Hill. She has extensive experience in outdoor sports and recreation around the Emerald City as a rock climber for more than 15 years, lifelong runner, and avid hiker.Courtney is a freelance writer and editor. Her work has appeared in InStyle magazine, Elle magazine, Northwest Runner magazine, Eddie Bauer’s catalogs and on CTQ Media's websites. Education Courtney Shannon Strand earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Eastern Washington University and her master's degree in marketing and communication from Franklin University. About TripSavvy and Dotdash TripSavvy writers are on-the-ground experts — they speak the local language, know how to catch their city’s tram, train or bus, and definitely have tabs on the best of everything in town, from cocktail to kids’ menu. And since the world changes every day, your travel guide should, too. Our dedicated team of editors is regularly reviewing our library to perform updates on thousands of articles per month. If you see something that doesn’t seem up to date, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. TripSavvy is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.