Captain & Guide
Zach has spent his life running the river and ocean channels, and learning as he went to give you the safest and most unique Alaskan experience! After a decade working as a captain, deckhand, and guide for other tour companies around Wrangell, Zach decided it was time to take the lead himself, and formed Muddy Water Adventures.
He served 6 years as an infantryman in the US Army, which is the longest he’s lived outside of his island home. He is a lieutenant in the local volunteer fire department, where he is an EMT-2 and Firefighter-1, as well as a member of the Search and Rescue squad. He has been a deckhand on a Dungeness crab boat for the last decade during the summer months, as well as the halibut longline fishery. In the winter months, he works for the local school bus company, where he is both manager and head driver, transporting Wrangell’s youth to and from school every day.