Zach directs government relations and policy advocacy work for WLA. Prior to joining WLA, he worked as a Policy Advisor for the Western Governors’ Association for six years. His work at WGA included leading the Western Governors Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative and facilitating WGA’s Working Lands Roundtable. Central to both of these initiatives was a focus on building bipartisan coalitions to advance collaborative species conservation recommendations.
After spending all of his life in Colorado before moving east, Zach misses wide-open spaces, Blue Ribbon trout streams, and mountain biking on miles of rambling singletrack, but is eager to tell anyone who will listen that the DC mountain bike scene is “not half bad.” He holds a B.S. in Natural Resources Management from Colorado State University, specializing in Watershed Science and Fishery Biology. Zach lives in Washington DC with his partner Lauren and their dog, Phoebe.