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This semester, Blake begins his 5th year at Napa Valley College and 4th year as a Napa resident. Blake began his teaching career in the high schools of his native Los Angeles, including family alma maters Hollywood and Belmont Highs.
After completing his Master’s degree in English at Sonoma State University (where he has also taught), Blake spent several years in New York City, working in beer, meat and cheese shops.
A lifelong pianist, reader, and foodie, Blake can be found around town playing at venues like the Blue Note or picking up shifts at The Fatted Calf or Napa Bookmine.
Blake and his wife Paulina, an art historian, recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary. In their spare time, they like to travel, visit art galleries and museums, and enjoy food and wine with friends in town.