About Zieak

I am in my 40’s and work for the American International School of Chennai.  I have previously worked in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia as a middle and high school PE teacher and in Petersburg, Alaska as the Director of Parks and Recreation.  I attended the Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua, NY and then Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka, Alaska. I grew up in Fairport, NY where I was an avid Boy Scout. I am married to Pepper and try to be a good dad for Jordan Archer and our 9 year old adopted son Jacob.

I am an avid maker.  I have had projects in Readymade magazine (RIP), Popular Photography magazine, Sierra Club magazine, the books The Best of Instructables and Extraordinary Projects for Ordinary People.  I have had Jay Leno show one of my projects on the Tonight Show.  I have been on a Japanese TV show to show how to make one of my projects.

I am a fan of variety – especially in the use of my facial hair and side burns.  I love to travel, take lots of photos that need to be sorted, edited and posted.  I like to try new beer and odd foods.


3 thoughts on “About Zieak”

  1. Dear Ziek,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in India, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,

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