Zak was born in Lima, Peru. He moved with his family to West Palm, Florida at the age of one and lived by age eight was living on the edge of the
Everglades in Loxahatchee. This is when his passion for wildlife began and he developed a love for fresh and saltwater fishing. He spent his youth chasing and capturing snakes and other reptiles in the Everglades. Zak first worked as a landscape architect. He also work in the auto industry before returning to his roots and becoming a Florida naturalist and studying to become a Master Naturalist. Zak brings his love of the Everglades and outdoors to his job and guests appreciate Zak’s
talents as a tour guide, praising his enthusiasm and knowledge.