Mackenzie was born in Curacao, Netherland Antilles when her father was working there. She is an avid sportsperson and is attending the University of Manitoba at the Asper School of Business. She is a certified PADI diver. In 2014 she was accepted as a Student Member of The Explorers Club. She is the President/Founder of Fundfetti which is a startup providing a simple, web-based fundraising system for community and school organizations using a set of desirable, curated products (www.fundfetti.com).
She is focusing on communicating the expedition activities to teens and supporting her father with expedition planning support.