Mackenzie is originally from Toledo, Ohio. After graduating high school, she enlisted in the Ohio Air National Guard (Toledo 180th Fighter Wing) and worked in the F-16 avionics shop.
Throughout this time in the military, Mackenzie attended Bowling Green State University where she received all her ratings and became a CFI. She instructed at the Bowling Green Flight Center for one year before moving to Dayton and instructing at Check6Air. Mackenzie is eager to teach and ready to share her passion for aviation and safety!