Zach grew up the in the Upstate of South Carolina, but left home to earn his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration at the University of Pikeville in Kentucky. After graduating, he returned to the Upstate and managed two small, locally owned businesses. After several years of office work, he realized that working inside was not his calling. Eventually Zach found work in the area known as the Blue Ridge Escarpment, an area where he had grown up fishing, hunting and enjoying the outdoors. Whenever he is not shuttling hikers or working alongside the guides with Jocassee Lake Tours, you can most likely find him on a river or lake doing what he loves most: hunting, fishing, and enjoying virtually everything to be found outdoors in nature.