Court Stanley is the President of Port Blakely Companies’ forestry businesses, which include Port Blakely Tree Farms in the United States and Blakely Pacific Limited in New Zealand. As president, Court provides leadership and direction to the managers and staff, and ensures that operations and plans align with the company’s values and objectives. He is responsible for the overall well-being and performance of the businesses, ensuring that they are operating in a sustainable manner for current and future generations.
Prior to his work at Port Blakely, Court worked in a logging camp in southeast Alaska as a forest engineer for Goldbelt, a Native Alaskan corporation. In 1986, he joined Port Blakely as a forester. Court managed the Southwest Washington tree farm as district forester and later oversaw company-wide harvest planning, operations and log marketing as chief forester. He was then promoted to vice president, and later as senior vice president. Court assumed the role of president of the forestry division in 2006.
Court is a trustee and serves on the executive committee for the Washington Forest Protection Association. He is also a visiting committee member for the University of Washington School of the Environment and Forest Science and a member of the Society of American Foresters.
Court studied forest technology at Green River College and forest engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1983. He is a graduate of the AgForestry Leadership program, Class 21.