Zachery Holmes is a recent graduate with a degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida with a minor in Environmental Horticulture. Prior to Quest, Zach worked and volunteered on an array of wildlife conservation-related projects most notably and recently for the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission with the Florida Scrub-Jay Translocation Monitoring Project. Responsibilities for these projects included surveying and mapping movement data on protected species (Florida Scrub Jay, Red-Cockaded Woodpecker), band re-sight surveys, vegetation monitoring, and analysis, exotic species removal, and wildlife handling (avifauna, rodents, snakes, alligators).
At Quest, Zach hopes to use his wildlife and vegetative experience to assist with the broad spectrum of ongoing projects including Florida Scrub-Jay Monitoring and translocations and wetland monitoring and mitigations.
Zach is an avid birdwatcher and naturalist and spends most of his free time hiking, kayaking, or planning for the next trip with friends, family, and his dog.