Zach was born in Atlanta Georgia but grew up in Nashville Tennessee and made many trips into the outdoors with his family as a youngster. He found that being outside around the animals, trees and rocks as a child would later shape much of his life. Zach began climbing at the age of 19, a late start, but from the beginning he loved how while climbing he could think of nothing more than climbing. All the worries and troubles that plagued his mind were gone when he focused on climbing, and in that escape he found a passion. Outdoor climbing took hold of him in an amazing way and he has been at it ever since. “There will always be ups and downs in climbing but if you take the failures just as much as the success, then you will appreciate climbing for more than its superficial qualities.”
Number one song played on your ipod? Sufjan Stevens-The Only Thing (I’m Depressing!)
Favorite pair of Evolvs? Shaman
Winter or Summer? Winter for sure!
What’s in your fridge right now? Cheese…too much cheese.
Favorite Movie? I’m hoping it will be Star Wars the Force Awakens
What did you dress up as last Halloween? Rick, of Rick and Morty.
Lifetime climbing goals? I want to continue to enjoy climbing as a true passion.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Perform brain surgery.
If you could invite anyone to be your dinner guest, dead or alive, who would it be? Robin Williams
If you won the lottery what’s the first thing you would do? Be super adult and buy a house! But the stuff after…ohhhhh yeah.
No gas or no food? No gas!
What would you name the autobiography of your life? The Notebook by John Grisham
What did you do growing up that got you into trouble? Once I stole chapstick because of JCVD in Bloodsport, I was 10years old.
What’s the best/worst gift you’ve ever received? My brother and sister-in-law gave me a stethoscope for Christmas, I’m in school for Veterinary technology so that was pretty awesome.
Do you have a spirit animal? Yes.
What is your first memory of being really psyched? My first outdoor trip to Jackson Falls, bouldering like a madman. Anything and everything, climbing was such a new and amazing thing to me.
What did you want to be when you grew up? A paleontologist, Jurassic Park got me hooked.
What would you want for your last meal? Mac and Cheese!!!!!!!
Where’s Waldo? With Carmen San Diego planning their next attack.