McKenzie joined Autism ETC in June 2018 and is in the process of gaining her RBT certification. She received her Bachelor’s in Therapeutic Recreation at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and gained her NCTRC certification as a recreational therapist. She is passionate about working with individuals with disabilities, especially young children. McKenzie has gained years of experience working with special populations throughout college and is excited to start her journey with the center. During her time off she enjoys traveling to the beach, or back home to East Tennessee, and spending time with her closest friends and family.