Our Team

Free To Be Kids is based in Seattle and run by awesome humans who are passionate about battling gender cliches and spreading positive messages one fashion statement at a time. Here's our team, presented in the order that they came on board.

Courtney - CEO & Creative Director

Courtney Hartman - CEO at Free To Be KidsCourtney founded Free To Be Kids in July 2015. She is our marketing and business manager and chief shirt idea generator. She has an MBA from the University of Edinburgh and most recently spent seven years in various roles at Amazon before taking a leap of faith in 2016 to dedicate herself full time Free To Be Kids and later, in 2018, Hello Resistance as well. Her sweet and stylish eight-year-old boy and fearless, exuberant six-year-old girl inspire endless design ideas, and she can't believe how lucky she is to run a business she truly loves.

Dylan - Print Shop Manager

Dylan PiperA screen printer by trade since 2014, Dylan is an adaptable and self-taught Seattle artist that has always had an affinity for the fun and absurd things that exist in our everyday environment. He hopes to always be creating in many mediums- illustrating otherworldly beings, painting abstract visuals, and playing energetic and rhythmic music. While hailing originally from Texas, he hopes that his passions in music and art can take him to many beautiful places in this lifetime.

Zenaida -  Fulfillment Manager

Zenaida, Fulfillment ManagerZenaida was born in Bremerton, raised in Nebraska, and moved to Seattle in 2013. She is a passionate arts advocate, and when she's not at Free To Be Kids she's working with the acclaimed Book-it Repertory Theater in Seattle and acting. She co-hosts various pop culture trivia nights around the city and loves to explore the beautiful PNW with Vixie, her furry little hiking companion.

Erika - Customer Service Manager

Erika, Customer Service Manager

Erika was born in Illinois and raised in the suburbs of Seattle until 2006 when she moved to Phoenix, AZ. She now works virtually from the desert while her heart remains in Seattle. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management and her Master of Arts in Human Dynamics. She loves working with people and is an excellent problem solver! She spends her time enjoying the school and sports activities of her three children, traveling back and forth to Seattle to spend time with family and is co-owner of VAology, a Virtual Assisting company.