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 wilderness program. He was a wilderness therapy field instructor for four and a half years, and then after Wilderness he moved into a Director of Operations role with Calo Young Adults. He then transferred to the Calo Lake Ozark campus so he could be closer to family and friends. He enjoys riding his bike, camping, walking his dog and generally being outside.