Mar 23, 2020
Zach began drinking Ayahuasca in 2009. At that time he was working in Finance and while he was successful, he found himself very dissatisfied and depressed. He knew that something was "off". After some searching via other modalities, he decided to take a trip to Peru and attend a 9 day Ayahuasca & shamanic dieta retreat.
Zach moved to Jenaro Hererra in 2010 and stayed in Peru until mid 2014. Upon his arrival to Jenaro Hererra, Zach began drinking Ayahuasca and doing shamanic plant dietas with the Galindo family. Zach's main teachers were Maestro Gumercindo Galindo and Maestro Don Roldan Galindo (Gumercindo's father).
In 2011 the Galindo family and Zach opened an Ayahuasca retreat center, La Familia Medicina. La Familia Medicina conducted Ayahuasca and shamanic plant dieta retreats from 2011 to mid 2014. Late 2013, Maestro Gumercindo Galindo gave Zach the title of "Maestro".
Mid 2014 Zach left La Familia Medicina and began his "solo career" in the medicine. This took him on many travels and finally in 2018, he and Jess were able to settle in Guatemala on the shores of Lake Atitlan.