A resident of Alaska since early childhood, Blaine started music training on piano while in first grade, and continued his music development in piano, brass, and choral groups through college. He was accepted into the Tanglewood Institute, on scholarship, the summer after high school graduation, as a vocal participant. He graduated with a bachelor degree in Music Education with a vocal major, and is teaching music in the Alaska public schools. Recently, he started teaching private voice students. He performed professionally in nightclubs until 5 years ago, playing keyboards, guitar, and singing. He played in many settings, including rock, country, and jazz. He returned to his classical roots after taking a classical voice master class and being encouraged by the instructor to follow that path. Various performance opportunities followed, including various Messiah soloist roles, an opera performance troupe, and a couple of opera roles. Blaine resides, with his family less than twenty miles away from his childhood house.