As Development Director, Mackenzie is responsible for connecting donors and supporters with GTCYS’ mission and work. Prior to joining GTCYS in 2023, Mackenzie worked as the Individual Giving Manager with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and has been involved with a number of arts organizations around the Twin Cities. Mackenzie received an MA in Arts and Cultural Management from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and a BFA in Painting with a minor in Art History from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. Mackenzie and her partner Collin live in Minneapolis with their cat Hilda. In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys learning new art mediums and playing board games with her friends.