Zach grew up in the Lake Champlain region of northern New York and Vermont. He relocated to Keene, New Hampshire in 2011 and prior to accepting a position with the Forest Society, Zach successfully owned and operated his own massage therapy practice for seven years. Zach graduated from Keene State College in 2017 with a BA in Geography and a minor in Environmental Sciences. During school, Zach held an internship with the Monadnock Conservancy as an easement steward, published a professional article, and was a teacher assistant in the Geography department.
Zach currently care-takes on a small farm with his two dogs in Nelson, NH. He enjoys horseback riding, hikes with his dogs, canoeing, exploring new National Parks, and woodworking in his spare time.