Zachary Pearce was born and raised in Matamoras and Westfall Township PA, and graduated from Delaware Valley High School in Milford PA with honors in 2008. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Bloomsburg University, graduating a semester early in December 2011 due to advanced academic achievement. He graduated summa cum laude and was ranked first in his class in the College of Liberal Arts. During his college career, Pearce remained an active part of the community both in Pike County PA and in Bloomsburg PA, and held numerous leadership positions in several different organizations. The youngest school director in the history of the Delaware Valley School Board, Pearce believes deeply in public service, a value instilled in him by several generations of family members. He is the co-owner of kimpearce.com. Pearce is also pursuing his Master's in Public Administration at Marist College.