Zach grew up in Montana and is proud of his deep Montanan roots. His journey to clean renewable energy sparked at Montana State University, where he pursued a degree in Marketing while discovering an interest in sustainable ecosystems and regenerative agriculture. His passion for a more sustainable future is honed by personal experiences, having seen the real effects of climate change since at a young age, such as the abnormal wildfires, floods, and shorter winters arising in his home state. It ignited his desire to drive change in how to message climate and energy issues.
In his free time, Zach uses his creativity to support local community organizers who envision a more equitable and inclusive Bozeman. During the warmer months, he enjoys the outdoors at his family's cabin in Paradise Valley, hiking in Montana's most rugged mountains, and attending outdoor concerts. During the colder months, he looks forward to Nordic skiing in Hyalite Canyon and West Yellowstone.