Born and raised in Ithaca, New York, Mackenzie has been surrounded by animals his entire life. Growing up with three cats and a dog, Mackenzie moved to Boston after high school and became a part-time dog walker for Wag! while a full time student at Emerson College. After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Writing, Literature and Publishing Mackenzie moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn where he currently resides. In addition to being an animal caretaker, Mackenzie is also an accomplished journalist, with his work having appeared in The Boston Globe and Billboard among other publications.