Courtney is a graduate of Auburn University where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre design and technology. She recently moved to Chicago where she’s worked with Chicago Scenic Studios, Victory Gardens, Court Theatre, De Paul University, Underscore Theatre at the Pride Arts Center, among others. She recently appeared as an extra on Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Justice. Courtney’s design credits include prop design for Venus in Fur, costume design for Miss Julie, makeup design for Assassins, set design for Topdog/Underdog and Once Upon A Mattress. Courtney completed a scenic painting intensive at Cobalt Studios and has painted scenery for the Springer Opera House, Auburn University, and First Tech. This is Courtney’s fourth season with the Texas Shakespeare Festival as Scenic Artist and her first as the Set Designer for the Children's Show. She is the proud daughter of Mike and Val Winkelman and would like to thank them for their undying love and support.