Zach is from central Missouri. He graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management. After college he moved to North Carolina, where he worked for a well known wildernss program. He was a wilderness therapy field instructor for fourand a half years, after Wildernss, he moved into a Director of Operations role with Calo Young Adults. He then transeferred to the Calo Lake Ozark campus so he could be closer to family and friends. He enjoys riding his bike, camping, walking his dogs and generally being outside.