Mackenzie has been training in martial arts since she started judo at four. She earned a black belt in Shorin Ryu karate as a teenager, and began training jiu jitsu during college, mostly doing no-gi. Mackenzie moved to Idaho in 2009 and started training with John Ralph, Heath Ivers, Jeremy Shive and others at Precision Jiu Jitsu. Mackenzie and continued to train with David since Precision transitioned to his ownership as Colossal Fight Company. Mackenzie is now a purple belt in the Pedro Sauer association. She enjoys the mental challenge that jiu jitsu requires, and very real way it teaches youth (and adults!) not to judge someone's skills by their looks or size.
Outside of jiu-jitsu, Mackenzie is a nuclear engineer and enjoys hiking, reading, gardening, swimming, and photography.