About the author
Hi, I'm Courtney UnCooked, and I live in Virginia Beach, VA, with my best friend Stephen and two rescue dogs, Roxy and Cupid. I run a real estate team, affectionately referred to as The Z Team, and also a kayaking company for the six warmer months of each year. I host a free paddle board meetup each week in the summer and find that this meetup is definitely the highlight of my week!
I grew up in Poquoson, Virginia, but after getting in non stop trouble with my partner in crime Page, my mom thought it would be best if I moved to my dad's house in Georgia in the 9th grade, where I went to both Deerfield Windsor and Westover High Schools and graduated from Westover in 1997. I attended The University of Georgia where I miraculously obtained two bachelor's degrees: one in speech communication and one in Broadcast News.
Throughout the years, I have been a news reporter, radio DJ and I even owned my own advertising agency. I started and ran a large networking group, called The Future Billionaires Club, for over ten years. We collected over 143,000 items and 130,000 dollars for different charities, all the while making friends AND getting more business! My favorite charity is "Stand Up for Kids" which helps homeless teens. I believe all of these ventures have helped me to become "Courtney UnCooked" fairly easily and the reason I am never shy in front of a camera or crowd.
I have been vegan since 2014, and although I went Vegan for the animals, I find that the many health and environmental benefits of being a Vegan make it very easy to stay one. I am an alcoholic who quit drinking on November 20, 2016, and a cigarette addict who quit smoking for good in 2019 after reading Allen Carr's book; The Easy Way to Quit Smoking. I am always trying to better myself and those around me by constantly striving to be the best version of myself: I do this one day at a time.
In 2019, my life was changed forever when I attended The Woodstock Fruit Festival in upstate New York. At this festival, only raw food, mainly fruit, was served for an entire week! To my surprise, by day three, I felt like a completely new person! Lighter and definitely with some major pep in my step! Free at last, free at last, God almighty I was free at last! I had discovered the true way our bodies were supposed to eat! I had never felt or slept better, and that week was one of the best weeks of my entire life!