Blaze Taylor was born and raised in Lubbock, TX. His father is a cotton farmer and cattle raiser in Borden County, TX, his grandfather is currently CEO of King Mesa Cotton Gin in Lamesa, TX, and his mother is co-director for a Texas for-profit corporate enterprise that produces organic peanuts and cotton for commercial use. Hence, Blaze is very familiar with the plights, politics, and hard work of the West Texas farming and ranching community.
Blaze graduated from Lubbock Christian High School in 2003 earning his diploma. He then went on to serve in the U.S. Army as a Scout for just over 5 years on Active Duty, with two tours to Iraq. His primary role in combat theater involved reconnaissance and intelligence operations. However, during his first tour of duty he was assigned a special tasking as one of only sixteen bodyguards for the unit commander—H. R. McMaster (now U.S. National Security Advisor). Blaze also had the distinct privilege and honor to conduct various operations alongside U.S. Navy SEALs, CIA and DIA officers, and U.S. Army Special Forces ODA teams. Overall, Blaze successfully completed approximately 1,050 combat missions over a span of 27 months.
After leaving the Army, Blaze attended Lubbock Christian University and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Economics. During this time, he also worked on Capitol Hill for the fourth most powerful U.S. House Congressman at the time, the 112th Republican Conference Chairman, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX-5). After coming home to Lubbock and graduating in 2012, Blaze and his wife Macalee moved to Los Angeles, CA. During their time in California, Blaze earned his Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. Blaze and Macalee then moved home to Lubbock and welcomed their first child, a beautiful daughter named Brynn Monroe.
Blaze is also actively involved within the local and legal communities. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Lubbock County Bar Association, Texas Young Lawyers Association, Texas Center for Legal Ethics, and the Lubbock Veterans Advisory Committee which is appointed by Lubbock City Council (2016-2018). Blaze is currently licensed to practice law in all Texas Courts, and is diligently working toward gaining bar membership within various U.S. Federal District Courts, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Blaze, Macalee, and Brynn are also blessed to be members of South Plains Church of Christ, and are proud to set roots in their native West Texas.