Jewels Coury

What is your favorite word?

Pterodactyl.

What sounds do you love?

My baby’s laugh is hands-down the best sound on earth. Also - acoustic music, raspy voices, and my husband and I singing at the top of our lungs on road trips. Not because we are any good but because we have so much fun.

What is your secret ambition?

It's a toss-up between being a travel blogger and running a wildlife sanctuary so I could be surrounded by chimpanzees all day long!

Other interesting facts we should know about you?

I'm trained in equestrian gymnastics and I can rap any Eminem song you want to hear (or probably DON'T want to hear). I was born & raised in Colombia, South America.

What I do…

This is my third year serving on the events committee with Levé. I feel so fortunate to be part of an organization of strong, inspiring women making a deep impact in our community. I recently left the corporate world and becoming a mom has given me such a different perspective on life and how I can work to make this world a better place for my son.

Previously, I was an account executive for AT&T’s Business Solutions, responsible for managing the marketing relationships of our sponsorship partners. That position allowed me to partner with businesses all over Oregon, from small family-run business to nonprofits, government agencies, large corporations, and all of the major Oregon universities. I studied Broadcast Journalism & Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) and worked as a sports reporter for a few years before settling down in Oregon.

I love photography, playing music, going to concerts, and being outdoors. In the fall you can find me cheering on my husband, who coaches high school football. We recently had our first son, who along with our pup, is making sure we get our daily workout chasing them around!

About Jewels

Member Since: 2015

Role: Committee Member

Committee: Events

Favorite Quote:

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
— Thoreau