Zach was born and raised in Mt. Dora, Florida, a small town just north of Orlando. He graduated from Mt. Dora High School in 1999 and then relocated to Orlando to attend the University of Central Florida. After two years, Zach left school to become a full time musician, leading him to Chesapeake in 2006. He has been a member of the band MAE since 2003. Zach received his undergrad degree in Philosophy and a MA in the Digital Humanities from Old Dominion University in 2013 and 2016 respectively.
Parks Zeigler hired Zach in 2016 to focus on social media content marketing. He works mostly remotely, which allows him to the freedom to travel with MAE. Zach also works as an adjunct instructor at Old Dominion University, currently teaching courses on New Media and Television & Society.
When Zach’s not working, he spends time with his daughter Bellamy and wife Ellen. They love to travel and get out the U.S. as much as they can. Their favorite city to visit together is Paris and have been fortunate enough to visit twice. MAE has also travelled extensively, playing concerts worldwide in Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Europe, the UK, and Australia. When Zach gets some free time, he loves continuing to chip away at his every growing library, increasing his record collection, and riding his bike.