Meet the Red Knight: Mr. Zach Zimny


Lauren Hawkinson

Art teacher Mr. Zimny says that he brings his lack of emotion with him wherever he goes.

Where do you want to be in 15 years?
“I feel pretty good about still being here doing what I am doing, it is sustainable. I don’t feel any great need to move in another direction.”

What talent do you find unique or important to you?
“I can spin a frisbee on my finger. I learned how to in college when I was playing ultimate frisbee.”

Describe your childhood in 4 words.
“Outdoor. Adventures. Reading. Music”

Who is your hero, and why?
“I would have to go with Jimmy Chin as my hero. He is an outdoor adventure photographer, so he has made a living doing all the things that I either like to do or would like to do.”

What is an item you bring with you everywhere, besides a cell phone?
“My lack of emotions. Everywhere I go, that’s what is there.” (Mr. Zimny shared that he has brought this item with him forever.)

What makes you laugh?
“Incongruity.” (Which means strange things or things that don’t make sense)

Are you someone that wants someone to spoil the end of a show or movie for you?
“I would like to find out for myself, but it could depend on the show.”

What is your least favorite fast-food chain? What fast-food chain is your favorite?
“I don’t really go to any fast-food chain in particular. I can’t say I have a favorite or least favorite. I prefer cooking for myself, and all that.”