Prior to moving to North Carolina, Haack worked in the private sector specializing in Industrial Safety. He also held administrative positions in biomedical and life sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned his Master of Business Administration. Haack served as Director of Business Operations for a biomedical, environmental, and forensics testing laboratory startup, among the first to occupy The Wake Forest Innovation Quarter Wet Lab Launch Pad Incubator. Presently, he serves as consulting advisor for a non-profit industry trade organization devoted to educating governmental and municipal authorities and civil engineers on design and maintenance of water infrastructures. A science geek, volunteer, and advocate for the mission of The North Carolina Biotechnology Center and Forsyth Tech Biotech Education Initiative and environmental sustainability, Haack also enjoys travel, exploring, reading, sharing time with family and friends, and balancing on two wheels.