Born and raised in Florida, Court spent much of his youth outdoors fostering a strong love and appreciation for nature and wildlife. This fascination led him to attend the University of Florida, where he received his bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees in both Ecotourism and Entomology. Having been the creator of his own major, he was able to design his coursework, research, and teaching to focus on, as he puts it, “conserving the world through nature and educational travel experiences.” Throughout his graduate school career Court also ran a small ecotourism travel company where he planned and led over 60 expeditions to ecotourism destinations on all seven continents.
Today, Court continues to guide the world’s best nature expeditions with Natural Habitat, while also heading up Nat Hab’s sustainability department, which has elevated Natural Habitat to be one of the most sustainable and eco-conscious travel companies in the world. Through our very own “Green Team”, Nat Hab's efforts to conserve the world though sustainable travel, both in our office and field operations, allows our entire company to innovate, inspire, and make meaningful contributions on a daily basis.
Like many others in the Nat Hab team, one of Court's greatest thrills is to help people travel to extraordinary wilderness areas that make lifelong impressions on everyone involved. When Court isn’t planning and leading adventures, you can find him hiking on one of Colorado’s beautiful trails, fly fishing in a nearby canyon, or working on his photography website