- Financial Advisor
Zach graduated from Gonzaga University with degrees in Marketing and Finance. While growing up, Zach heard stories from his grandfather about his work as an insurance agent, and other stories from his dad who was an investment manager. They both spoke financial “languages” but had completely different dialects. Recognizing the breadth of the financial vocabulary ultimately led to Zach’s passion for financial planning. He credits his family for this enthusiasm. Zach sees his time with clients as an opportunity to translate all of the different – and often confusing – information they’ve heard and provide clear guidance for each unique situation.
Zach enjoys working with people – his clients – who also appreciate that their financial decisions have an impact not just on themselves, but also on their families, charities and their own life legacy. Many of Zach’s clients have a strong desire to “make a difference”, and they rely on his financial expertise to magnify their philanthropic goals.
Zach is a former tennis player and coach, and now limits his court time to pickleball. Zach and his wife, Katie, share a shameless infatuation with their son, Jasper, and in their free time they enjoy volunteering with Young Life and their church’s children’s ministry.
“I see financial planning as a way I can make a real difference in people’s lives.”
Are we a fit?
Let’s start a conversation. We’re not a match for everyone. But, if you’re looking for a collaborative guide in your financial life, Alterra Advisors could be a fit for you.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
— Winston Churchill
People acting together as a group can accomplish things which no individual acting alone could ever hope to bring about.
—Franklin D. Roosevelt
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
—Henry David Thoreau
The greatest wealth is to live content.
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.