Mr. Zittel, a founding director, is a native of Tacoma, Washington. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound and spent the majority of his business career with the CPA firm Knight, Vale, and Gregory (1972-2005). During his tenure with the firm, his Federal taxation and business consulting expertise was utilized in working with high net worth individuals and closely-held businesses while managing the Tacoma Office.
At present, he is the owner and manager of Matman Wrestling Co, Inc. which is a manufacturer and distributor of wrestling team apparel and accessories. His civic and community activities have included: the Chamber of Commerce; the Tacoma Rotary #8; the Tacoma Country and Golf Club (President 2011); the Tacoma Club (President 2000), Tacoma Goodwill Board, and assistance with various charities.