Meet the Guides:
Zak was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and came to us from the Camp Mary Orton family. Literally. His mom Marci ran CMO for many years! Zak has been with ZipZone since our humble beginnings in 2012 and we will be sad to see him go at the end of this season. Alas, he will be moving to Los Angeles to pursue his love of music. Zak graduated from Bowling Green University with a degree in Jazz Performance Percussion and has been entertaining most of central Ohio ever since, that is, when he’s not ziplining of course! Zak claims to have ridden an ostrich. He says that there is photographic evidence but as of now ZipZone is not in possession of such photos, so his claim remains unverified.
Joel hails from Akron, Ohio and pursued a degree in Ecotourism and Adventure Travel from Hocking College in nearby Logan. After studying SCUBA, ocean kayaking and marine life in the Bahamas, Joel decided that he missed the beauty of his central Ohio home and returned to seek adventure in the mid-west. He joined the ZipZone team last year and has been rocking it on our course ever since! At 6’6” Joel holds the title of “tallest ZipZone staff member” as well as “largest head.” This July he welcomed his first child and we are all excited to see him teach his son the ways of the zipline soon!
*It has become evident in the making of this blog post that Joel likes using our world class photo system to take ridiculous selfies on the course.