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

A PhD with a passion for cheese, Courtney writes The PhCheese blog, teaches cheese education classes in the greater Seattle area, and serves as executive director of the Washington State Cheesemakers Association. 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 at a local co-op. She may or may not also be in the early development stages of a mobile cheese business with her long-time friend and co-cheesemonger Tailor Kowis.

Courtney is still available on occasion 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. If you want her help editing a project, you need only shoot her an email to inquire.

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 Cicerone certification!) She may also be found walking her three dogs, Bijou, Stella, and Odin, foraging for late-summer blackberries, or working on home remodel projects and plotting world domination with her husband, Joe.