Zach holds community in high regard in all aspects of his life, and skillfully engages clients to bring community into their life. His passion for adventure, nature, and active lifestyles is evident in his approach to mentoring. Having worked in the aftercare and transitional living programs since 2008, Zach’s approach is to be present for and patient with the dynamic transition’s clients experience. Prior to 2008, he worked extensively with teens and families in both wilderness and residential programs. Through these experiences, Zach saw the importance of continued support for clients after transitioning out of primary care programs. As an avid fly-fisherman, horseback rider, rafter and rock climber, he practices diverse ways of integrating mind and body to connect more deeply with self and the environment. Zach has a beautiful daughter that fills his world with joy and his schedule with many adventures.
1. What is your name? Zachary Weinzetl
2. What is your nickname? Z-Money
3. Where did you grow up? Ennis, Montana… actually all across the state of Montana.
4. What was your favorite class in school (k-grad school)? Rock Climbing or Voice and Sound or English 101 creative writing… hard to commit to one fav.
5. Who was your favorite band growing up? Beastie Boys
6. Name your 3 favorite jobs you’ve had? Lift Operator at the Yellowstone Club Resort, Fly Fishing Guide, and Outdoor Instructor for Naropa’s ROOT
7. What do you love doing more than anything else in the world? Adventuring and guiding adventures.
8. What’s your favorite food? Sesame Crusted Sea Bass with Wasabi Butter
9. chocolate or vanilla? call or text? truth or dare? Chocolate. Call. Truth, but I’ll do most dare’s just to try ‘em out.
10. your greatest accomplishment: Raising my lil’ Misses and seeing the beautiful soul she is.
11. What do you know now that you wish you knew then? If it’s an adventure fearlessly say “yes, I’ll do that.”
12. What did you want to be when you grew up? Professional Guide and leading expeditions that were peoples “once in a lifetime experience”.