Courtney Echols

Courtney Echols is a Californian turned Texan, lawyer turned non-profit professional, wife and mother of two. The walking definition of an extroverted-enneagram 2-empath, by day, Courtney serves as the Vice President of Development at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County. As a 3rd generation San Franciscan, Courtney put roots down in Collin County as soon as her feet hit Texas soil and now almost a decade later, it still makes her day to run into people she knows while running around town for work or errands (read: Target trip #2424628746). When she’s not at work, you can find Courtney spewing motivational phrases from a stationary bike or at the ballet Barre, reading a good book, or hanging out with the PTA parents or sports teams parents at practice or weekend games. Courtney and her husband Aaron have been married for 13 years and are the very proud parents of Ripken (9) and Millie (7).
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A Few (Simple) Ways to Celebrate National Simplicity Day

Although no creator can be identified for establishing National Simplicity Day, the holiday falls on famed transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau's birthday. Thoreau (July 12, 1817– May 6, 1862) was an author, naturalist, philosopher, and...
Heritage Farmstead Museum with kids

A Farm in the Middle of Plano? You’ve Goat to Be Kidding Me!

Nestled in the heart of central Plano is the Heritage Farmstead Museum, a premiere living history site honoring the Texas Blackland Prairie region in North Texas. HFM is a true local hidden treasure that...