At home in the Pacific Northwest, Courtney C. Johnson is a writer, blogger, editor, and educator who has come a long way from her academic roots.

A PhD with a passion for cheese, Courtney writes The PhCheese blog and teaches cheese education classes in the greater Seattle area. When she isn’t reading, writing, teaching about, or eating cheese, the American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional (ACS CCP) works as a cheese specialist her local co-op.

Courtney is also available for editing projects on a range of topics from academic articles, theses, and dissertations to personal resumes, cover letters, and job, grant, or scholarship applications.

Aside from pursuing all things cheese, reading, and writing, Courtney enjoys making mixed-media cards and paper-crafts, cooking and baking, organic gardening, and studying about beer. (She is currently working on her Cicerone level 1 certification!) She may also be found walking her two dogs, Bijou and Stella, foraging for late-summer blackberries, or working on home remodel projects and plotting world domination with her husband, Joe.