Nick Zachar is a multimedia producer and filmmaker currently working for NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries as their Video Producer/Diver. In his current gig he has the opportunity to find and share stories about America’s underwater treasures and the people who dedicate their lives to taking care of them. Alongside his team, he is currently directing, shooting, and editing virtual reality films that will allow viewers to experience and explore sanctuaries without having to get wet. Previously, Nick was a Producer/Editor for National Geographic's Digital Team. Nick's background in Biology has taken him to the Virgin Islands, where he traveled with a team of biologists on an expedition to aid efforts in the conservation of a critically endangered species of iguana. As a graduate student at American University, Nick had the opportunity to hike through Costa Rican rainforests, repel into crevasses of Alaskan glaciers, and swim alongside sea turtles and sharks, all in order to "get the shot". Nick specializes in field production, and his award-winning documentary Saba: The Unspoiled Queen highlights the people of the island of Saba and their efforts to conserve their most important natural resource: their coral reefs. Nick strives to find and share meaningful stories that shed light on environmental and wildlife issues, and he hopes that his films will inspire viewers to take action.