Zach is the Web Content Trainer in University Marketing for Grand Valley State University. His responsibilities include testing the university webpages for maximum usability, training, performing CMS requests, and assisting departments with any questions or concerns.
Before joining GVSU, Zach worked as a Training Specialist at the law firm Warner Norcross and Judd, and as a Retail Systems Analyst at SpartanNash.
Zach earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts from Central Michigan University in Interpersonal and Public Communications in 2005, and a Master of Science in Administration and Leadership degree from Central Michigan University in 2010. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Educational Technology program at GVSU.
When not working, Zach enjoys disc golf, video games, board games, and playing drums in a couple of bands. Zach lives in Jenison with his wife Katie and their two children Mason and Jonas.
Tools to use
Grammarly Chrome Extension - Grammarly will make sure your messages, documents, and social media posts are clear, mistake-free, and impactful. Adding Grammarly to Chrome means that your spelling and grammar will be vetted nearly everywhere you write on the web.
aXe Chrome Extension - Accessibility checker for WCAG 2 and Section 508 accessibility. Find accessibility defects on your website or web application by using the aXe Chrome extension. Drop the aXe on your accessibility defects!
Siteimprove Chrome Extension - The Siteimprove Accessibility Checker is your tool to evaluate any webpage for accessibility issues at any given time. It provides intuitive, visual feedback about your content by highlighting detected issues right on the page.
Silktide Disability Simulator - A browser plugin that helps develop accessible websites by simulating a range of experiences. Experience websites with a range of simulated disabilities, including: Color blindness, Dyslexia, Myopia, Blindness, and more.