Zach is a father, husband, educator, and lifelong Oregonian. He
grew up in Ashland and attended Ashland High School, then earned a bachelor’s
and master’s degree from the University of Winchester in England, and
subsequently earned a Master of Education degree from Portland State
Beginning in 2004, Zach began his teaching career in and around
House District 49, variously teaching language arts, math, and special
education at Gresham High School, Corbett High School, Reynolds High School,
and Mt. Hood Community College.
Zach served as a City
Councilor in Troutdale from 2017 to 2020. Prior to his election, he was a member
of the Troutdale Citizens’ Advisory Committee and the Troutdale Budget
Committee, and he’s also helped organize Troutdale’s annual Summerfest. When
Covid restrictions ease, he looks forward to returning to volunteer work with
his daughter at the Multnomah County Animal Shelter in Troutdale.