Originally from Bozeman, Montana, Zach completed his undergrad at the University of Montana in 2013, where he focused his studies on fisheries management, water policy and climate change. He served as the student body president in 2012-13, and after graduation went on to lead a research project at Georgetown University dealing with US immigration reform. He is currently serving his second term in the Montana House of Representatives, where his committee work focuses on natural resource policy. He is Co-Chair of the Sportsmen’s Caucus, and the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources and Water Policy Committees. At home, Zach is a Program Manager at One Montana, leading the Resilient Montana program, which focuses on climate science communication and adaptation support with rural Montana communities. He is an avid hunter and fly-fisherman, and the proud uncle of five.
“My passion for hunting and fishing is a core component of my upbringing, lifestyle and identity as a Montanan. I was motivated to run for public office by the issues surrounding public access, federal land transfer proposals, and water and lands conservation.”
Zach is a member of the 2017 Emerging Leaders Program.