Zachariah grew up in the Seattle area and started college at BYU Hawaii. After one year of school, he left to serve an LDS mission in Southern Japan. When he returned home he continued his education at BYU Provo, where he received a bachelor’s degree in International Politics and met and married his wife.
After graduation his family moved to Egypt to attend American University of Cairo for a master’s in International Relations and minor in Arabic. However, they were only there for a short time because they lost their visas after 9/11 happened, forcing their move to Belgium where he completed his first master’s degree at University of Kent at Canterbury.
Zachariah’s first job out of school was overseas for 14 years. When his overseas career was coming to an end he made the decision to go back to school. Zachariah attended ISU’s PA program, graduating in 2017, and came to work for Health West to further his experience working with different people and populations.
When not at work, Zachariah enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.