About

About

Myers-Briggs Type: INFJ

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Courtney Renae Eleanor Mason Hilley is a creative from Mobile, AL.

In 2014 she co-founded Bellum, an independent magazine-turned publishing house focused on "Redefining Life in the South" (Previously Ant Farm Journal). She and her husband own and operate Chaleur Method Brew and Espresso, a French third-wave coffee shop and bakery in Midtown Mobile, established 2016.

Accidental business owners are what the Hilleys call themselves. Often seeing perceived “needs” in communities and birthing businesses to fill them, Courtney thinks of herself as more of an advocate, having a slight distaste for the term “entrepreneur”. After years of feeling split and uncommitted, she has channeled having multiple interests and becoming easily obsessed with different trades into a positive, community growing skillset, and continues to learn how to do so daily.

Additional Loves/Involvements:

(MusicEleanor:  Released The Canyon in September of 2014, and is currently working on a sophomore album. Released Love Like Water in 2012 under the name Courtney Mason. Attended the University of Mobile from 2010-2014 majoring in Music Business and English.

(Design) Freelance Illustrator: In and outside of collaboration with her husband, designer and photographer Christian Hilley, though known as well for clothing, interior, and space design.

(BarberingSunroom Barbershop: Her in-home barbershop, where she practices fades in addition to her apprenticship to become a Master Barber.

(Healing) Long term, she has a dream of creating a discipleship program for young men struggling with sexual addictions, attacking human trafficking at its core.