Zach started with the UNCG Office of Emergency Management in August, 2016. Prior to UNCG, Zach served as the senior emergency management coordination for Guilford County Emergency Management, specializing in planning and preparedness. Having worked in the field of emergency services for 10 years, Zach’s experience is largely rooted in emergency management, fire/rescue, and EMS; holding multiple certifications in each field. Zach is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Managers and certified as an Executive Level Emergency Manager through the North Carolina Emergency Management Association. Zach has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from North Carolina State University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.