Meet Zach

I’m running to represent the people of House District 38. I first came to Bethel in 2001 as a Jesuit volunteer and I’ve been in love with this town ever since. 

I started in Bethel volunteering for the Tundra Women’s Coalition. As a Jesuit volunteer, I worked as the Teen Programs Manager where I managed Teens Acting Against Violence. After my time as a volunteer, I served as TWC’s legal advocate. 

I left to pursue a law degree and returned to Bethel in 2011 to practice law and manage the Kuskokwim 300. During my five years as race manager, the K300 experienced continual growth; increasing not just its field size, but also the purse amount. 

I also have served since 2013 as full-time faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks – Kuskokwim Campus teaching math. In 2014, I was elected to the Bethel City Council, a position through which I still serve the people of Bethel. I have made Bethel my home, and I am passionate about the way of life that comes with the area. I enjoy subsistence fishing, dog mushing and volunteering in the community.