At the age of 14, Zach Greer was gifted an old, beat up Harmony guitar by a good friend. The pick-ups were held in by duct tape and it needed a lot of love, but it was just the thing he needed to start the learning process. Zach went on to play in a number of bands throughout the South Jersey area and continues to write music over 25 years later. No one knew it at the time, but that old beat up guitar had paved the way for a life long love of playing music that would serve to create a support system in Zach’s life for years to come.
Outside of music, Zach has been a successful recruiter working in Human Resources for both the non-profit and for-profit industries for over 10 years. He relates much of his success to the relationship building and communication skills learned by playing with other musicians. When he’s not working, Zach strives to make a positive difference in the lives of area youth by donating time and resources to area sports programs, substance abuse prevention initiatives, and local youth groups. He is dedicated to ensuring kids have all the resources needed to unlock their full potential.
In carrying out that mission, he realized many kids he worked with were very interested in music but couldn’t afford instruments and lessons. Remembering that all it took was an old beat up guitar to get his musical journey going, Zach started to lend out his own music equipment to any youth that expressed an interest in learning. He began seeking out used instruments from friends, flea markets, and yard sales which allowed him to pass along the same gifts he was so freely given years ago. With the help of family and friends, Zach has provided several of our area youth with free instruments and lessons.