Blake Vonasek joined the Marine Corps in 2004, as an anti-tank missileman. Less than a year later, he found himself in Iraq, serving in major clearing operations. All totaled, Blake served active duty for 11 years, and deployed to combat three times during his time in service.
Blake is the father of two amazing young boys. He enjoys spending most of his time parenting, as well as coaching some local youth sports teams. Though this expedition, Blake hopes to achieve new heights—learning ways to live a no barriers life, and to connect with other veterans to learn from their experiences and perspectives in a new environment.
Blake is an alumnus of the Colorado 5-Day Base Camp Expedition that took place September 14-19, 2018.