Blake comes from the land of sunshine and surfers but much prefers his music venues dimly-lit, bobbing his head ever so slightly to hardcore jams.
Obsessive of clean inboxes, SciFi, and being the proudest new member of the parenthood crew – assume all puns intended!
The team asked, Blake answered.
When you’re not at work, what’s your favorite way to spend your time?
Exploring the Pacific Northwest with my wife and new child. Finding cool places to eat and enjoying a concert here or there.
What’s your favorite movie? What do you like so much about it?
Jurassic Park. Dino-sores.
If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be and why?
Motivation; to be able to accomplish ANYTHING.
Who influenced you as a child, other than your parents?
Mr. Rogers taught me how to be a good human being.
How do you proceed when there’s no right answer?
I ask my wife. She knows everything.
Tell us about your most recent obsession.
I recently became obsessed with my first baby.
Describe your “perfect meal.”
Meat lasagna with caesar salad, garlic sourdough bread, Henry Weinhard’s root beer, and a Ghirardelli chocolate milkshake for dessert.
If you could teleport anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Back to New Zealand to simply experience the amazing people, food, and culture of that nation once again.
How long would you survive in a zombie apocalypse?
Probably a year.
Name something super overrated. Why?
Pop Music, because it typically takes 5-6 writers to come up with a repetitive and simple song that has no real substance to it.
Now- What do you think is under-rated?
A good mid-day nap.
Fire, 3 interesting facts about you?
I’m on a first-name-basis with Tim Allen
I snuck into Warped Tour when I was 18
I have driven from the top of New Zealand to the bottom.
What’s on your bucket list?
See the rest of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.
If you could replace your arms with other objects for a week, what would you pick?
A beer tap and a nitro cold brew tap.
What’s the most useless talent you have?
I am incredibly good at catching things that are falling.
Now what about your most useful talent you have?
I can calm down almost all dogs and infants that I encounter.
What do you do differently than most?
I wear socks. 24/7.
Tell us about your new role – what are you most excited about?
I am excited to learn about each facet of Gravitate and interact with each team member and client and make their lives just a little bit brighter.
What is your favorite part about your role at Gravitate?
Being involved and connected to each part of the company and being able to help those with no idea about what we do as a company understand it a little more.
Any parting quotes, thoughts, or lines of poetry?
“End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.”
-Gandalf the White