Mr. Zelenock grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and earned a B.A. in history from the University of Michigan. He graduated from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 1998, and has practiced law in Traverse City since 1998. In May 2010, Mr. Zelenock was elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the highest professional standards and ensuring excellence in the administration of justice in Northwest Michigan.
Mr. Zelenock has also served as President of the Board of Directors of Inland Seas Education Association, a local non-profit organization that promotes education and stewardship of the Great Lakes. ISEA operates out of Suttons Bay and teaches children and adults aboard the Schoolship The Inland Seas. Mr. Zelenock is also proud to support Goodwill Industries/Traverse City, Interlochen Arts Academy, Third Level Crisis Center and the Indiana University-Maurer School of Law, where he served as 1998 Class Agent and has returned to judge moot court. He has volunteered as an Assistant Varsity Football Coach at Traverse City West High School. Mr. Zelenock enjoys Traverse City's natural beauty and resources, and often motorcycles, hikes, bicycles, skis and snowshoes our many scenic areas.