Please join us in welcoming Courtney Rainwater to the Clackamas County Arts Alliance. Courtney is our new Youth Arts for Change Coordinator, and we are so excited to have her on the team. In an effort to get to know her better, we asked Courtney to share a bit about herself by answering a short series of questions, some more serious than others.
What excites you about working for the Arts Alliance?
Art has always been a big passion of mine, especially the theater! To be able to share my passion with youth who are making new discoveries through their own work is the most exciting! I love expressing myself through art and have found it to be truly healing, and I can’t wait to see how Clackamas youth can and already are benefitting from these programs.
Do you have any personal interest or passion in the arts?
Yes! I love to sing, act, write and perform sketch, and do stand up and improv comedy.
Any past work history/education you’d like to share that may be relevant?
I have worked in numerous schools and nonprofits throughout the Portland Metro Area supporting learning in the ESL and SPED classrooms, as well as being a part of SUN school’s after school programming. I have taught improv, yoga, and storytelling to youth and love sharing my passion for performing!
Now for our speed-networking silly questions!
Describe yourself in three words:
Charismatic, Creative, Loving
What is the craziest item on your bucket list?
To do a comedy tour across the country making people laugh and smile from coast to coast!
If you were to become famous, what would it be for?
My comedy Netlfix special of course!
Do you have any nicknames?
My close friends call me Court and my family calls me CJ. My brother had a few not so nice nicknames for me growing up, but they’re not worth sharing.
Where did you grow up?
In a small town called Waterville, which is a small suburb of Toledo in Northwest Ohio. It only recently became a city, as you must have over 5,000 residents to be considered one.
If you were a bird, what kind of bird would you be?