Blake Knowles, Broker
Blake grew up on his family's fourth-generation working cattle
ranch in the rolling hills of eastern Oregon. From a young age,
Blake was always expected to hold his own on the ranch and was
quietly exposed to the power of hard work and accountability. Over
the years, the responsibilities grew in importance and he now finds
himself greatly involved in all day-to-day operations of the ranch.
Blake has been responsible for developing and improving the
recreational aspect of the ranch, successfully implementing a guided
hunting program. He is currently looking to expand and include
additional recreational activities. Thanks to his background, he has
a broad understanding of farm, ranch and recreational properties and
can easily identify the opportunities and strategies that pertain to
He attended college on a full-ride scholarship for rodeo and
headed off to the great state of Montana. Blake majored in business
marketing but also understood the importance of a diverse knowledge
base. While pursuing his business degree, he supplemented many
agriculture and livestock classes that provided a well-balanced
curriculum. In 2005, Blake received a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Business marketing from Eastern Oregon University.
Blake has always had a great love of the outdoors. Whether it is
pursuing big game, snow skiing in fresh powder, or ranching on a
good horse, so many awesome memories have been provided by
mother-nature's great gifts.
For several years now, Blake has pursued a successful
professional rodeo career and has reached the pinnacle of the sport,
The National Finals Rodeo, three times. Because of this sport, he
has been fortunate enough to travel all over North America and see
first-hand the amazing landscapes. He has met people from all walks
of life and has been exposed to farms and ranches far and wide. He
has a deep respect for the land as well as the people it supports.
Blake strongly believes in the "handshake" way of life and
understands the importance of honesty and integrity.