Mackenzie was born and raised in Arizona and grew up loving exotic animals. She graduated from Desert Vista High School and earned her Veterinary Assistant Certificate from East Valley Institute of Technology. Mackenzie is currently training to become a certified veterinary technician, and then plans to earn her graduate degree and eventually become a doctor of veterinary medicine specializing in wildlife and exotic pets. She hopes to travel and learn about different wildlife species in their natural habitats. When she is not working, she likes to binge watch tv shows with her scaled pets.