Sedona Art Gallery Staff
Having grown up in New Jersey and a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania, Zach first came to Sedona in 1976 as a geologist. His goal was to be a park ranger after working in Yellowstone National Park in during the summer of 1994.
While in Sedona, he became interested in flying as a Naval Aviator and retired from the military 21 years later. During his civilian career, he has been president of small and large companies, both public and private, worked for movie production companies, developed and sold real estate, consulted and facilitated business turnarounds and had various roles in the investment community.
In 2002, he started developing real estate in the Verde Valley. In 2005, as he completed his final real estate project, the rapid rise in real estate prices got him nervous, he and his wife Jill opened the gallery. An active Sedona community member, Zach serves on the Sedona Lodging Council, Sedona Gallery Association, Sedona Main Street Program Board, Foothills Homeowners Association Board, Sedona Chamber of Commerce and Sedona Tourism Bureau, and is the elected president of the Sedona Oak-Creek School Board.
He lives in Sedona with his wife Jill, a Director of Investments with Oppenheimer & Company, and their two children who attend Sedona Red Rock High School.
Tom and his wife, Deb, moved to Sedona in 2011 after spending a day here in the Spring of that year. Shortly after settling in, Tom was asked if he would like to work in an art gallery by friends he had met a church. The friends knew of the opening because they were, in fact, artists at the gallery. The gallery, of course, was The Gallery of Modern Masters.
Tom is an artist in his own right, having worked professionally as a cartoonist and more recently as a children’s book illustrator. He jumped at the opportunity to join the gallery staff in order to learn about other artistic work found in the range of beautiful art shown in the gallery and about the accomplished artists who create it.
With a love of ancient ruins, Lauren first came to Sedona in March 1996. Not knowing about the red rocks, she immediately fell in love with Sedona on her first trip. Two years later, Lauren purchased some land “eight miles down the dirt Forest Service Road.” Recently Lauren and her husband built their dream straw bale house. Lauren lives with her husband Gary, mother Anne, and “the girls”, her two dogs and a cat. When not working in the gallery, Lauren is usually outside enjoying wildlife, hiking, and organic gardening.