Hi! My name is Zach. I’m a gay male who struggled with accepting my own sexuality for a good portion of my life. Although I wasn’t raised in an overly religious home, I became a devout conservative Christian in my teenage years, which caused me to have difficulty with accepting myself until I was in my early-20s. I came out to my friends at my 25th birthday party, and came out to my family in the proceeding months.
I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and currently live near New York City. I have also lived in Springfield, Missouri, Annapolis, Maryland, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
I am currently pursuing my masters degree. My professional career has primarily been working with at-risk youth in one capacity or another. I’ve worked with juvenile delinquents in a maximum security juvenile detention center, children and teenagers in an acute psychiatric hospital, and as an auditor for therapists.