Blake is a student at Oakland University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance with an Accounting minor. He has passed the Series 65 exam and the CCFS® (Certified College Funding Specialist™) certification course. He is currently taking courses to become a Certified Financial Planner™. Blake started his career at Merrill Lynch where he began learning about the financial advisory business and realized his passion for helping people with their finances. Since joining LJPR, Blake has worked with the tax, investment, and advisory teams to further build on his knowledge and skills in order to become a financial advisor.