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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. Her sweet and stylish seven-year-old boy and fearless, exuberant five-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.

Susan - Operations and Customer Service Manager

Susan EvansSusan is a lifelong Seattle area native with a penchant for making artsy messes. She studied Psychology and Classics at the University of Washington before moving on to work as a buyer and fulfillment specialist for several local, indie companies in the area. She is a hardcore gamer, and you can also find her reading, fishing or working on one of her many fiber & textile related projects in her home studio.


Simon - Fulfillment Manager

Simon is Eritrean American, born in Alabama and raised in West Seattle.  He majored in broadcast communications in college and his goal is to work in sports in a marketing capacity. Having lived in Seattle for nearly 30 years and ever interested in the performance and entertainment, Simon has worked as an artist, producer, writer, and journalist in the Northwest.  In his spare time he spends time with his family in West Seattle, discussing Seattle politics, attending live events and shows, and is a founding member of Loosely Affiliated Artists music club in Seattle.

Vaughn - Screen Printer

Vaughn recently moved to Seattle from Denver, CO. He is a classically-trained pianist with vast experience working with bands and recording artists. In his spare time, he enjoys teaching, tuning pianos, composing, and hanging with his partner and their pup. 




Tim - Screen Printer

Bio coming soon!


Ashley - Fulfillment Rockstar

Bio coming soon!