Zach Zink graduated with a bachelor's degree in religion from Saint Olaf College in 2003. He worked at Holden Village in Chelan, WA for 2 years as a lead cook, developing a passion for cooking with fresh, local foods and wholesome ingredients. From Holden he went to Growing Things Farm in Carnation, WA for an organic farm internship, then to Bennett's Bistro on Mercer Island where he continued to cook with pure, natural whole foods. In 2007 he was hired by Pike Place Market's Preservation & Development Authority where for 2 years he was part of the team that coordinates the day to day crafters and farmers markets. Zach currently works for Cloudview Eco Farms as a "focalizer" of the CSA, Sales, Farmers Markets, and Cooking. He also tends a small herd of milk and meat goats and a flock of chickens. He is a former board member and continues to volunteer for the non-profit Tilth Producers of Washington, an association of several hundred organic and sustainable farms in Washington state.