Zach Lazzari, Contributing Writer at Bob Vila

Zach Lazzari

Contributing Writer


  • Specialties and interests: Outdoors, travel, home and garden
  • Education and certifications: Attended University of Missouri, University of Nevada-Reno, Western Colorado University, and Arizona State University; he also holds an OUPV captain’s license and a swiftwater rescue certification
  • Other work: The Drake Magazine, Western Woods and Waters, and Angling Trade


Zach Lazzari is a freelance writer splitting time between the great outdoors, travel, and DIY projects ranging from camper builds to home renovations and maintenance. With over a decade of professional writing experience, he covers a variety of projects and maintenance topics for

Proudest DIY

Zach built a camper van, an old 1994 GMC Safari with 200K on the clock, and outfitted it for full-time travel with electricity and water storage. With Zach’s roadside mechanic skills and some basic carpentry, it made the journey from Montana to southern Chile.

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