Courtney Boyd Myers

Courtney Boyd Myers is a community builder, writer, and entrepreneur. She is the cofounder of AKUA, a sustainable food company that created the world’s first Kelp Jerky, a vegan snack made from regeneratively ocean-farmed kelp that was recognized by Fast Company as a World Changing Idea and by Time Magazine as an Invention of the Year.

For six years, Courtney known as “CBM” has helped build the Summit Community, a global network of founders, creatives, and innovators. And most recently, she has helped start a private home-sharing network called MyPlace. Previously, she helped market companies such as Four Sigmatic, Raya, General Assembly, SecondHome, and Transferwise. She began her career as a journalist at Forbes Magazine, The Next Web, and The Huffington Post. Courtney has also been recognized as one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business, and one of Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Technology.

3 words to describe Nature? 

Heavenly. Powerful. Vulnerable.

3 things Nature taught you? 

Everything we need is all around us. 

Stay present and have faith that it's all going to be okay.

We need to be kind to our fellow Earthlings.

3 most treasured Nature spots? 

Big Bay, a kite spot just outside of Cape Town, South Africa

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, where you can spend your days warm water surfing and your nights sleeping in the jungle.

Lake George, NY where I am currently quarantined!

When you look at the ocean, it makes you feel...? 

At home

When you see a forest, it makes you feel...? 


When you see a volcano, it makes you feel...? 


When you see a sunrise or sunset, it makes you feel...? 


When you hear thunder, it makes you feel...? 


When you hear the wind howling, it makes you feel...? 


Are you an Ocean, Mountain, Forest, or Desert person? 


On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is Nature to your well-being? 


Share with us a childhood nature memory?

The Little Mermaid came out when I was 5 years old and my life forever changed. I remember the feeling of being 5, 6, 7, 8 years old and every summer just staring at my legs in the swimming pool, and wishing I could grow fins. All these years later, and I am still trying to figure out how to be a mermaid.