Blake attended Kirkwood College on a baseball scholarship from 2002 to 2004. He then attended Mt. Mercy College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. Blake has had success in the cellular sales business with AT&T Wireless and came to MidAmerican Aerospace in June of 2007. Blake married Brooke Hoeger during April 2010 and they currently reside in Fairfax with their 2 daughters Elliana and Addelyn. His hobbies and interests include: Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball, the Chicago Cubs and Bears, golf, playing softball and spending time with his wife and daughters.