Dr. Mackenzie was born and raised outside of Ann Arbor, MI. She was extremely active in athletics throughout her adolescence playing softball, basketball, soccer, and golf. She received a softball scholarship to college but unfortunately injured her shoulder which required surgery and forced her to retire too early from sports. Later, she relocated to Phoenix, Arizona where she finished her BS in Alternative Medicine. Shortly after graduating she experienced her nephew, who has Cerebral Palsy, respond so positively to chiropractic care as a toddler. Instantly, she became intrigued by how well the treatments provided him almost instant relief. After trying chiropractic herself and witnessing the benefits first hand she decided to pursue chiropractic as a career. She was accepted to the University of Western States in Portland, OR, where she graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic and Masters of Sports Medicine degree.