Zach Shields


“I enjoy people. Humans (like horses) are herd animals. It’s vital to know and feel that we are not alone. And while we can’t always fix someone else’s problem, we can always say, ‘Hey. I’m here.’ I wouldn’t call myself a people-pleaser, per se. But if it’s within our reach to provide comfort or encouragement or support, that’s maybe the most important thing we can do for other human beings. This is especially important for kids. The world can seem like such a mess. It’s critical to remind them it’s not truly as bad as we’re led to believe by a 24-hour news cycle. (Plus probably social media that tends to veer off quickly into crazy). People are much more sane than it seems. So being involved in education and contributing to broaden their horizons… that’s very motivating.”

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