Born and raised in Edmonton, Zachary has been featured in the media as a spokesperson on disability issues since he was 18. He has consulted on a variety of building developments, including the Glenrose’s Bill Black Auditorium, the Walterdale Theatre and Rogers Place. Zachary was a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal in 2023. He is an alumnus of the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference. Zachary was co-chair of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities planning committee in Edmonton from 2011 to 2014. He has been an active member of the City of Edmonton’s Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) since 2013, serving as chair of the Community Engagement Committee until 2016, and then as chair of the AAC until 2019.