Auckland, New Zealand
Blake Richards grew up on a dairy farm in Erda, Utah. He is the 2nd of 13 children. In 2001 and 2002 he served a Mandarin Chinese speaking mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Taiwan Taichung. Blake graduated from BYU's Masters of Accounting program in 2007, and worked for Ernst and Young and then Martin Dolan and Holton in Richmond Virginia. He is married to the former Suzanne Nelson, whom he met at BYU. They have one son. He is very involved in the Law Basketball Association club. He will be traveling to Auckland, New Zealand for his externship during summer 2012.