(he/him) | Zak (Zach/Zack/Zaq/etc) is a storyteller and writer with a focus on overcoming adversity through enchanting narratives and subverting social expectations. A born entertainer raised in a coal-mining town in Northeast Pennsylvania, his experiences through growing up in a perpetually evolving world of the early to late 90’s has given him his signature insane flexibility and “yes, and…” mentality. I mean, he remembers having a corded phone, to an answering machine, then the ridiculousness of cordless. He was taught in elementary about floppy disks and then a week later was told to scrap that for CD-ROM. He had wind pants of flourescent colors and then moved on to FUBU (No shame…).
First roleplaying on Neopets (right?) and then moving on to avidgamers, acornrack, ag2, acornrack2, and even GaiaOnline to get his storytelling fix. Zak has always felt at home embodying a role vastly different from his own, a poor boy that needed no sympathy and always pulled himself up by his bootstraps.
Zak is the Community Manager for the Nerdsmith Discord, and is always willing to lend attention to those who deserve it.