After obtaining his degree in mechanical engineering, Zach joined NOLS for a course in the mountains of Patagonia, Chile. There he realized his love for the serenity and mastery of climbing, and he has since spent his time rock and alpine climbing all over the western United States. Zach lives to push the development of his skills and knowledge in the mountains and help others to realize heights they never thought themselves capable of. Zach is certified in wilderness first Aid, CPR, and is an LNT trainer. When he’s not in the mountains he enjoys woodworking and many other creative endeavors.