Born and raised in Ogden, Blake Moore said he learned responsibility and hard work from his dad. He said during his senior year in high school, he was awarded the Wendy’s National High School Heisman, honoring high school seniors for athletics, academics, and citizenship.
His biography on his website states:
This brought all sorts of unexpected experiences from articles in church magazines to being honored by Gov. Leavitt and the Utah Legislature, and the late Mayor Glenn Meacham dedicating December 23rd as Blake Moore Day in Ogden.
After graduating from high school, Moore signed a scholarship to play quarterback at Utah State University for a mentor and friend, Dave Arslanian (Coach Ars). He also served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seoul, South Korea, and finished a bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah. He later obtained a master’s degree in public policy and administration from Northwestern University.
Moore began his career as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State, in the intelligence and defense community. This service first took him to Washington D.C. and then Asia. For nearly the last decade, Moore has been with Cicero Group, a Utah-based management consulting firm.