Zac has three degrees in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma culminating in a Ph.D. While there Zac worked on several projects related to flooding and flash flooding across the globe. Zac developed the Ensemble Framework for Flash Flood Forecasting (EF5) for use in high spatiotemporal resolution flash flood forecasting across the CONUS with radar based precipitation estimates. EF5 is also used in support of NASA SERVIR flood monitoring, flood forecasting, and capacity building activities in Africa. Zac spent many years living in Oklahoma and chasing tornadoes. Now Zac enjoys traveling to new places for new adventures and returning to old favorites to experience the wonder once again.