Zach was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and holds an M.A. in Student Affairs and Higher Education from the University of Colorado, and a B.S. in Political Science and Communications from Oregon State University. Prior to joining Leeds, Zach worked in student affairs and program management at Oregon State University and the University of Colorado Law School. Outside of work, Zach enjoys sports (basketball, soccer, baseball, football, you name it,) hiking/camping, fitness, comics and building computers.