Hi, I'm Blake
WHERE I COME FROM
My roots and passions are deep for North Texas. My grandparents lived in the RISD area since before I was born, and my mother is a Lake Highlands graduate. When we were looking for a place to start our own family in 2009, we moved to Richardson to ensure my kids got an excellent education. I grew up in Wylie, earned a Bachelor's in Business from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, and then went to work. My goal has always been the same throughout my career, whether it be a support engineer for Apple, a technical director for a church, or the operations director for a tech company. I desire to help others exceed their expectations and be resourced for success. But, for all those roles, my favorites have been husband to one, father to three, and foster dad to many. Thank you for the opportunity to earn your vote so I can continue serving my community as the title of Board of Trustee member.
WHY I CARE
I care because I am investing in this community and have been working to make Richardson a place where every student gets what they need to reach their full potential. Three big reasons are my three kids, who couldn't be more different from each other. Our oldest is at Westwood Junior High in the Math-based Science magnet and is preparing for his Freshman year at Richardson High School. Our middle is finishing Take Flight at Arapaho Classical Magnet and is passionate about art and science. Our youngest has been advancing and changing so much in his time at Dobie Pre-K. We are so thankful for all the teachers, aides, and staff who help each of them be their best. Having kids in so many different phases of life and development allows me to see the work we must do for all our kids in the district. The needs of my engineering oldest vary wildly from the artistic middle and my special needs youngest. Still, each one is equal in value and deserves an education that allows them to excel. Also...having a three-year-old in the district means I will be here for a while and want to advocate for everyone along the way.