Blayne hails from Canton, Ohio. He was raised in Morgan, UT. He graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point, NY, and then served 8 years as a US Army Officer. Following his military service, he received an M.B.A. and an M.A. in International Relations from BYU. He then worked as a Partner in a real estate development company in Chicago for 10 years. Blayne is an Eagle Scout with extensive scouting experience. He attended the 1969 National Scout Jamboree, is a Wood Badge graduate, and has received such awards as the Scouter’s Key and Scouter Training Award. He is a 6 time Scoutmaster and 3 time Explorer Post Advisor.

Blayne is also an E.M.T., and actively pursues mountain climbing, scuba diving and cross-country bicycling along with wilderness paddling as hobbies. He also takes the lead in guiding our international trips in Europe and Central America.