His beard is big and full of secrets. Meet Blake!

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You’ve met Jake, Aaron, Katy, BarakNadia, and Erin. Now we would like to introduce you to our bearded systems coordinator, Blake Stockard.

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Blake was born and raised in Nashville, Tenn., and has happily planted his roots here with his wife, Rachel, and their two kids, Lucy and Moses. However, his love for Africa and degree in Economic Development has sent him overseas more than once! He recently visited our partner, Seeds of Hope International Partnerships, in Zambia to lead a data workshop, and previously visited Rwanda while attending Eastern University.

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As the youngest member of our staff, we are constantly surprised by Blake’s life experience! Not only because of his age, but because we are always learning something new about him. For example, we just learned that Blake plays a musical instrument in every category, except for brass. Who knew?

Not us. We like to say that Blake’s beard is full of secrets, and that’s why it is so big! If you ask us what Blake’s favorite hobby is, we would all agree it is speaking in metaphors and high-fiving. Blake keeps our spirits raised with constant approval of our work through enthusiastic high-fives!

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Without Blake, we would be lost. Literally! His work in our systems department has brought a whole new level of organization behind the scenes. Blood:Water is blessed by Blake and his beard daily!