Another school year has quickly approached and began for us here at Baker SigEp. We are quite excited and proud to announce our 21 new members and brothers! To continue our growth within our new member class, we once again bring you a weekly segment allowing you to get to know our new members. We hope you look forward to learning about our new members as much as we do!
Our first new member spotlight is on Mr. Zachary Balden. Zach, nicknamed “Peaches” by some, is from Las Vegas and plans on majoring in Business and Sports Administration. He hopes to move back to Vegas after graduation and either start his own business or work for a sports team. He was brought to Baker through our wrestling program, which is something he is very eager to start.
Zach is very passionate about his wrestling, as shown through his Nevada state championship title in the 160 lb. weight class his senior year. Along with his excellent wrestling career, Zach also shared that he is the “Golden Boy” of his family, partly because he never missed a single day of classes in high school.
When digging into more of what Zach stands for, one does not have to look much further than his phone background. Displayed on his screen is “Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, except bears.” When not avoiding these bears, Zach enjoys listening to anything but country music, especially BIink 182 and Bon Jovi, and enjoys learning about space and the universe.
Traveling to Germany, mainly for the chocolate, beer and women, is one of his top priorities on his bucket list. If he could have any superpower, he would choose the ability to time travel, so he would be immortal. He would like to venture back and see history happening and also go into the future to learn how to change it.
To finish with Mr. Balden, he said he would grab his PS4 before anything else in a house fire. In other words, he’s a gamer! Other interesting facts include being related to royalty in Sweden, being very knowledgeable about random facts (implying he would be a great trivia game player), and his family has appeared on the popular T.V. series Family Feud!
We hope you have enjoyed getting to know Zach as well as we have this past month. He is one of 21 new members who bring quite a lot of new perspectives and personality to our house! Stay tuned to see our next profile next week!