A lifelong resident, Zach grew up in the South Cove neighborhood and attended Issaquah public schools. After graduating from the University of Washington in 2017, he worked as a community organizer, knocking on thousands of Issaquah doors along the way. He took that experience with him to the state legislature where he spent four years as a legislative assistant, coordinating policy development and engaging with residents across King County. In 2019, Zach ran for an open seat on the Issaquah City Council, winning with nearly 60% of the vote. He now serves as the Deputy Council President. Outside of his work on the city council, he's also an MPA student at the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. Zach lives with his partner, Tyler, in the Sammamish Pointe neighborhood.