Blake began his Farm Credit service with Sacramento Valley Farm Credit in 2003, which later merged with Farm Credit West. He previously served as Board Chair for Farm Credit West. He is now a member of the AgWest Board of Directors.
Blake is President of Harlan Family Ranch in Woodland, California, which also does business as Harlan Feed. Additionally, he is a partner of Wilson Bend Farms in Colusa County, California. Blake farms processing tomatoes, alfalfa, rice, almonds, wheat, corn and sunflowers in Yolo and Colusa Counties in California.
Blake is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo, with a Bachelor of Science in agriculture management. He currently serves as a director for the Yolo County Fair, 40th District Ag Association and as a commissioner of the Willow Oak Fire Department, where he previously served as a firefighter and emergency medical technician. Blake is a past president of the Yolo County Farm Bureau where he served as a director for 20 years. Blake also previously served on the Yolo County 4-H Leaders Council and was a leader of the Willow Oak 4-H Club.
Blake and his wife Melissa have three children, Eleanor, Amelia and Ethan.
Term of office: 2022 - 2027