Creative and Technical Advisor / CFO
Blake is an inventor with 30+ years of experience working in technology. His first tech job was for the Department of Education where he designed and wrote diagnostic assessment software for the agency’s Title 1 program. Since then, he has designed and written educational software and content delivery systems for all levels of learning. He has worked with National Geographic, College Board, CTW, Prodigy, IBM, and others, including education startups.
Blake has invented many technologies. He created a patented image analysis and display tech used to measure gene expression on DNA microarrays. As a lead developer for Endnote, he built a compile-time toolkit that allowed Mac OS code to run seamlessly on top of Microsoft Windows (before virtual machines existed). Long ago, he even wrote a WYSIWYG word processor that was used by Apple to introduce one of their early computers into schools.
Blake’s design talent extends beyond computers and he is also an experienced business consultant. He has helped design and build a 12,000 sq foot automated organic tofu factory and he has helped facilitate the growth of a number of small businesses. At Blue Marble, Blake combines his many talents, his keen eye, and his gentle sensibility in support of our projects.