Blake Sterling passion for creating spectacular events and culinary delights began in his youth out of sheer desire for fabulosity that his eight siblings and two crazed parents desperately needed.
His unique event planning talents have been showcased at artistic conferences attended by hundreds on Long Beach’s Queen Mary to his intimate Italian dinner parties that would make his “Nonna” beam. Blake’s middle name should be Theme, for his events are maxed out with personality, leaving plainly dressed party poopers on the curb. Sexy Pound Puppy Halloween party anyone?!
Mastering the art of destination weddings took Blake to San Juan, Puerto Rico where his role of Man of Honor led him to become full fledged wedding planner to tame his best friend’s inner bridezilla. The supermodel catwalk wedding entrance was a personal fave.
His producing and hosting background on “Start Now” for Disney/ABC’s Digital Studio has given him an all access pass into the creation of governor's ball galas for the Academy Awards and Emmys to the CMA’s and has worked with stars like Melissa McCarthy, Sally Field, Christina Applegate, Donald Sutherland, Felicity Huffman, Blair Underwood, Emily Van Camp, and many more.
Blake’s extensive event and industry knowledge has landed him in his current position as Director of Partnerships at Smilebooth, the world’s largest photo activation and events marketing company. His work with studios like FOX, CBS and non-profit collaborations with companies like TOMs and AMGEN have garnered much praise.
As an actor, Blake holds over 15 million viral video views on YouTube and CollegeHumor for Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends and My Boyfriend Is Gay. Blake has premiered multiple films across the world from Outfest to his award winning work at the Berlin film festival. Danke!
Blake’s work has been featured on Huffington Post, PerezHilton, BuzzFeed and RadarOnline among others.
President Obama honored Blake with two Presidential Service Awards for his educational work with homeless youth in the Los Angeles area.