Zack is one of those rare Nashville area natives and has called the Middle Tennessee area home his whole life (though he does enjoy traveling to far-off locales when the opportunity arises). He has attended Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin where he earned an associate degree in Music, along with Middle Tennessee State University where he earned his B.A. and M.A. in History.
Since then, Zack has taught at several colleges including Volstate, MTSU, and Watkins College of Art. As part of his graduate degree, Zack published a master’s thesis titled, “Not as Slaves…but as Freemen: Coolies, Free Labor, and Reconstruction in the Age of Emancipation.”
In addition to American history, Zack enjoys studying world history, especially the history of the Middle East, China, and Russia. Some favorite hobbies include “over-analyzing” films
(according to loved ones), playing intricate board games (if anyone can be found who will play them), and watching game shows like Jeopardy.