Zach works in the outdoor industry year-round as an educator and guide, sometimes “filling in the gaps” as a carpenter and photographer. He is based in Salt Lake City, Utah where he enjoys the amazing access to nearby ranges. Zach enjoys adventures of all types, often trying to combine as many sports as possible into one trip – the most memorable usually end up being those with uncertain outcomes! A life-long learner who is passionate about sharing experiences with others; he really feels that what we do outdoors is really about the people we are doing it with. 

Our instructors are the core of your experience with the American Avalanche Institute.  They bring the science and knowledge of avalanche safety to life in real-world settings.  If you’re interested in learning more fromone of our amazing instructors check out our full course offerings today.