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 (RIP) 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 to sons Jordan and Jacob and daughter Raven.

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.

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