Zach Oaster is a public sociologist, shepherd, and artisan.

He is a full-time graduate student of sociology at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan as well as a longtime performer of music and organizer around social justice issues. Fifteen years working in non-profits and churches, seven years in radio, six years on television, and a handful of years in bakeries and kitchens have equipped Zach to be a skilled multi-disciplinary artisan. With his spouse Lindsay, they shepherd sheep and engage in local food initiatives in Rockford, Michigan.