Volunteer and Education Manager
Mackenzie joined Ruff Start Rescue in October 2020 as the Volunteer and Education Manager. In this role, she is responsible for the management and success of the volunteer program, ensuring that volunteers are effectively utilized and continuously supported. She also oversees the growth and development of the education program, encouraging community members of all ages to become more responsible and compassionate pet owners and animal advocates.
Mackenzie has been working in the intersection of animals and humans since 2014, primarily in animal-assisted interactions and humane education. Mackenzie is a volunteer and board member of Bunny Besties, an organization that uses therapy rabbits to address heightened stress in our community. She also uses this platform to educate others about proper rabbit care.
In her free time, Mackenzie loves to bake, cook, read, and spend time outside. She lives in Milaca with her husband Greg, rabbits Mercedes and Harrison, cat Joey, and dog Patches.