Steven Hanson Blake was born on February 26, 1980 in Hollywood, Florida. The son of Richard and Cindy Blake, he is the youngest of four children, including sisters Debbie, Karen, and Kristine. Steve was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated fourth in his senior class at Oak Hill Academy (VA) before attending the University of Maryland, where he majored in criminal justice. He currently resides in the off-season in Oregon with his wife Kristen and their three sons Nicholas, Jamison, and Zachary.