Since 2012, Zack (Delicatessen Counter Manager) has been a mainstay of Nature’s Oasis. Most of you at some point have probably heard his gregarious laugh coming from the deli, no matter where you are in the store, and Zack saying some of his favorite idioms, “What up dude”, “Nice”, and “That’s what I’m sayin”. When you come face-to-face with Zack, you’re always greeted with a huge smile, warm welcome, and possibly a little harmless ribbing.

Zack is truly a people person, and says he loves to interface with the customers and get to know them. Working in a fast-paced environment with a lot of people interaction is a perfect fit for his very positive, out-going, and what he calls “loud and proud” personality. Plus, he makes a MEAN (delicious) deli sandwich; if you haven’t already, tell him to make you one – whatever he feels like creating for you – you won’t be disappointed.

Prior to coming to the natural and organic food industry, Zack was trained in carpet and floor restoration and as an industrial foam fabricator. Quite the switch he made, however, he considers working at Nature’s Oasis cooking delicious foods a dream job that allows him to be himself, have fun, and express his artistic spirit thru food.

Born in Central Illinois, Zack married his longtime girlfriend, Liz, in October 2018. They love to hike and bike on the many trials Southwest Colorado has to offer and enjoy their fur babies Kane (dog) and Juju (cat). Being “loud and proud”, it is not a surprise he loves gaming and making music, and that percussion instruments are his “jam”.

We really aren’t sure how Zack and Liz landed in Durango, but maybe you can ask him, and see if he fesses up, though don’t be surprised if he dishes some of his humor on you – giving you a smile and laugh, and making your day all the brighter while you still don’t have an answer.