Blake moved from the Westbank to attend University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1996 where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in English Education and later achieved a Masters of Business Administration.
He worked for the University as Assistant Dean of Students from 2000 until 2004, and then transitioned into the private sector working in the insurance industry. After running an independent insurance agency for 10 years, he expanded his business to assist individuals and families in financial planning and asset management.
He holds L and H, Series 7, and Series 66 licenses.
He is part of the Holy Cross Men's A>C>T>S Rereat team, the Holy Goats of St John's Cathedral and the Beaver Club of Lafayette.
Blake has been married to his wife Candace for 13 years and they have 4 children. Tanner Rose 11, Graysen Reese 8, Hadley Blake 4, and Ren Charles who will be 1 August of 2016.