Born and raised in Frederick County, Blaine attended Governor Thomas Johnson High School and Frederick Community College (FCC) and played on the basketball team for both schools. After earning a two-year degree at FCC, he finished his studies at Frostburg State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communications. In 2014 he earned his MBA from Mount Saint Mary’s University, having participated as one of nine individuals chosen for the University's first ever one-year accelerated program.
He taught classes in Frederick County Public Schools for two years as a long-term substitute teacher at New Market and Thurmont Middle Schools.
At the age of 26 he was elected to the City of Frederick Board of Aldermen. During his term he focused on constituent services, improvement of the City's business atmosphere to encourage business growth, and expansion and update of the City's various parks and recreation facilities.
His career in communications began at the local radio station, WFRE / WFMD, where he worked for more than 12 years. During that time, he stepped through the positions of Account Executive and Local Sales Manager to the Director of Sales, where he assisted administering a multi-million dollar budget and a staff of up to 14. He authored a column for The Gazette for two years addressing issues at the local, state and national level. He currently writes for The Tentatcle.com, The Emmitsburg News-Journal and The Woodsboro Times.
As an on-air personality for WFMD for over 18 years, he hosted and co-hosted several features and shows such as Sound Off, High School Basketball, Frederick’s Forum and The Blaine Young Show, utilizing that platform to support various charity causes, including WFMD’s Christmas Cash for Kids, Meals on Wheels and raising funds to support numerous Frederick County families when there was a need.
He owns and operates Interstate Mobile Advertising, Inc. He also co-owns, with Jerry and Tammy Wood, Yellow Cab of Frederick, Brunswick, Thurmont and Mount Airy; Classic Limo and Sedan; and Classic Detail and Wash.
Commissioner Young serves as a member of, or a liaison to:
Active in the community, he is a member of and attends the Frederick Church of the Brethren. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Friends of Meals on Wheels. He is a life member of the National Rifle Association, the Sons of the Amvets and the Redmens Club. He is a member of the Monocacy Pistol Club, the Izaak Walton League, the Fishing Creek Rod and Gun Club, the Sons of the American Legion, the Moose Club, the Elks Club, the Eagles Club, the Owls Club, the ARC’s Endowment Fund, Frederick Memorial Hospital's Good Samaritan Fund, the Chamber of Commerce, the Frederick County Builders Association and a former member of the Rotary of Southern Frederick County. He is also an honorary member of Junior Fire Company #2.