Courtney graduated from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine's Physician Assistant Program in 2000. He is a certified Physician Assistant, specializing in orthopedic surgery and patient care. He received training in orthopedic rehabilitation and joints.
Courtney grew up in southern California and lived there for most of his life until he moved to Minnesota in 2000 with his children. He enjoys the four seasons and the outdoor activities in Minnesota.