Since the 1960’s when many of us were active on issues of the day, mostly spurred on by the Vietnam War; I was lucky to meet a young high school student who also had many concerns and wanted to create venues for community dialogue.  Zach, by being active on the Arcata High campus, wanted to help provide students  more ability for self-governance, where he focused upon developing a high school bill of rights.  He recruited the American Friends Society to come up and provide guidance to those who were interested.

He continued to be interested in developing  his understanding, perspective and involvement on human and civil rights, to where he is successful at defending individuals in their pursuit of protecting their rights.  Zach is clearly a tremendous lawyer, building on his own conscience and interest in the issues of the day, and I am pleased to call him a long standing friend.

– John Woolley

Former Humboldt County Supervisor