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The people behind

Chris Smethie:

Mother of Courtland, married to Darrell for over 40 years. Chris and Darrell live in St. Johns County, FL. 


Chris founded Courtland's Connecton following the death of her son Courtland, to the disease of addiction. Her heart guided her head in the creation of Courtland's Connection.

Darrell Smethie:

Father of Courtland,


Darrell helped Chris facilitate the creation of Courtland's Connection.

Edi Hernandez:

Married to Peter Corrales, and mother of Wyatt.  


Edi has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Florida.  She holds a Master of Science degree from Barry University.  

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