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Blake Billman is our chief financial officer (get it? Bill-man…) and a graduate of the University of Texas. Before joining the leadership of Backwoods in 2019, Blake worked for nine years at a multinational investment group advising families and companies. A Fort Worth, Texas native, Blake is most often found out on the water sailing – where he competes semi-professionally – and taking his family around the world on adventures to places like Lebanon, Turks and Caicos, Europe, Mexico and others.
Q&A with Blake
|If you didn’t have to work, what would your perfect day look like?||A workshop to fix up old cars, furniture, boats, etc.|
|Where do you want to visit most?||Mountaineering; climb Denali or something in South America (I have never been south of the equator). Water; The Exumas, Croatia, and the Seychelles, Maldives & Socotra in the Indian Ocean.|
|Biggest adventure you’ve taken?||My Marriage (awwwww)|
|How many countries have you visited?||Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, British Virgin Islands, England, France, Germany, Austria and Lebanon|
|What’s the most important piece of gear you pack in your backpack?||Mid-layer insulation: Arc’Teryx jacket|