[image by John Robert Woods]
Zak is a firefighter for San Diego Fire and Rescue. He was born in Loma Linda, CA, grew up in Papua New Guinea as a missionary kid, then moved to Medford and Sisters, Oregon during his junior year in high school where he graduated, and then spent a couple years in Corvalis going to Oregon State. Saying that Zak has a passion for music is an understatement… and after two years of school he decided to follow his passion and left Oregon for Seattle where he worked for Tooth and Nail Records for a couple years, and then ended up in Orange County California. He started a couple bands and ended up touring with a great band called Stairwell and lived life on the road for awhile. Once that took its course he decided to pursue a career in the fire service where he diligently worked for six years as an EMT before getting hired by SDFD. He also loves shooting video and watching ridiculous amounts of the West Wing when he is home resting. He’s just over 4 years on the job and is stationed in Little Italy in downtown San Diego where he absolutely loves his job.