Zach Stanke

Zach grew up here in Austin, TX until making the trek to Waco, TX for his undergraduate pursuits at Baylor University where he studied Marketing, International Business, and Spanish Literature.  While at Baylor, Zach solidified his zeal for travel and adventure with multiple studies abroad and with a summer gig as a whitewater rafting guide in Alaska.  After attaining his degree and bouncing around a series of jobs, Zach decided to fulfill his lifelong urge to live in a different country and moved to the island of Roatán, Honduras to be a teacher.  When he wasn't working, he was in the ocean...pretty much every day.  Upon his return to Texas he accepted an opportunity as Director of Operations and Development at his family’s beverage manufacturing business.  When Zach heard about the Explore Austin program, applying was a no-brainer.  Honored to be a part of the Class of 2019, Zach is eager to share his past experiences and create new ones as the mentors witness the growth of these young explorers over the next 6 years and beyond.
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