As newlyweds, Zack's parents rode motorcycles around Morocco in the Peace Corps, and two-up across Europe. So by the time they had a son, his future was written. Zack got his first dirt bike at 8 years old, tearing through the Green Mountains of Vermont and racetrack paddocks throughout the Northeast while his father roadraced. By 16 he was destroying his own knee-pucks, and after 10 years of roadracing everything from a 1971 Honda CB350 to a 2006 Suzuki GSXR600 he headed west. Moving to California (aka motorcycle heaven) reunited him with childhood friend and paddock buddy Ari Henning, who helped him in the door of Motorcyclist Magazine. Now amongst his two-wheeled brethren, Zack spends time roadracing casually and dodging insults for being the only one on staff who likes scooters.