Zachary grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania and received a B.S. in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Wildlife Management from American Public University in 2016. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force working in geospatial intelligence and remote sensing.
Since 2017, Zachary has assisted with university and agency wildlife research across the U.S., focusing on carnivore ecology and predator-prey ecology. He has done field research on bobcats, coyotes, river otters, black bears, mountain lions, gray wolves, mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, and greater sage-grouse.
Zachary is motivated to conduct carnivore research that expands current ecological knowledge and informs conservation and management strategies. His strong interest in wild felid ecology and conservation drew him to the Feline Research Program at CKWRI. Zachary is currently working in collaboration with the Texas Department of Transportation to study the effects of road mitigation structures on ocelots and bobcats in South Texas.
In his free time, Zachary enjoys wildlife tracking, hiking, birding, and kayaking.