About Me

Clearly I enjoy reading. In 2016 I read 40 books (plus my own book about 11 times), and have read 8 books this year!


Since June 2015, Zack has been hard at work writing his first Science Fiction novel. Set to be released late 2016, you can follow all the progress over on its website, SingularBook.com

Planning Center

These days I build products for Planning Center. The base of operations is in San Diego, but there are a bunch of us spread all over the place (I’m in sunny Seattle, WA).

My first two products are now available:

The City

Back in 2008, I founded and built a social network for churches called The City. It was acquired by Zondervan, a subsidiary of Harper Collins, a subsidiary of News Corporation.


I did some really neat stuff at Amazon.com: competitive pricing, sales anomaly detection…stuff we would describe today as data science-like things. I’m quite proud of the team and technology I built there (we made a ton of money for AMZN, Jeff liked us, the team is now 10x the size as when I left), not so fond of the patents but they are at least descriptive:

Los Alamos National Lab

Way back in the day, I worked as an intern on the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. I wrote a simple C++ program to model something about the neutral current detectors. It’s been too long that I honestly don’t remember, but the team at LANL was awesome and I learned a great deal about science and a bit about software. Thanks Pete and Andy!

Oh, and the chief scientist behind SNO jointly won the Nobel Prize in Physics 2015. Congratulations!

Planning Center

February 2012 – Present

The City

November 2008 – April 2011


November 1999 – January 2007

Los Alamos National Lab

Fall 1995, Summer 1996