Blakeslee is an experienced leader and a leadership coach. He is a Master Financial Coach. Blakeslee is a pastor, college professor, husband, father and grandfather. He coaches with individuals who want to win with money and win with people. He is a member of, Dave Ramsey* Certified Counselors. He has also completed Dave Ramsey's* Financial Coach Master Series Training.
He lives with his wife, Michele, in Chesapeake, Virginia. He consults with non-profit organizations, churches and businesses to help them accomplish their mission - efficiently and effectively.
He was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. After graduating from high school Blakeslee enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He volunteered for the Submarine Service. He advanced to Chief Petty Officer and served on board three nuclear powered submarines as the Leading Engineering Laboratory Technician and an Engineering Watch Supervisor.
Before the start of Desert Storm, Blakeslee was assigned to the U. S. Navy's Leadership Development Program (NLDP) as an instructor. He taught hundreds of first time managers and mentored them as they transitioned from worker to leader. He was later joined the instructor school for the leadership program, where he was consistently singled out by officer and senior enlisted students as a premiere instructor and leader. Blakeslee was awarded the Master Training Specialist for his work in the Leadership Instructor School.
He developed curriculum for the pilot course for the Navy's Total Quality Management (TQM) Program, later called Total Quality Leadership (TQL). Blakeslee designed the curriculum and taught the pilot course before he deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield. Blakeslee served as the Lead Pastor and Executive Pastor of three churches. He was the Director of Operations for the Baptist Bible Fellowship International and on the faculty and administration of Baptist Bible College and Graduate School.
He is currently serving as the Administrative Pastor at the Point Harbor Community Church in Chesapeake, Virginia.
* Completion of the Master Financial Coaching series training does not make him an employee or agent of Dave Ramsey, nor give him the right to speak for or bind Dave Ramsey, nor constitute an endorsement by Dave Ramsey or Ramsey Solutions.