WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
Industry Advisory Board
Kimmel School of Construction Management
As an alumna, McKenzie joined the Industry Advisory Board as the first representative for residential construction. McKenzie now joins a handful of residential builders in guiding the Construction Management program at WCU. McKenzie was one of 4 females in her graduating class and brings experience and a unique perspective to the decisions about the program's requirements, scholarship opportunities, career paths and much more.
HAYWOOD ST. CONGREGATION
Board of Directors
Community Development Board
On many Sundays McKenzie can be found playing a mandolin with friends at Haywood Street. Yet, it is not the music but the mission of the organization that drew McKenzie to serve on the Board of Directors. She and others, help to make sure the organization lives out their mission of "Relationship above all else" as they serve the most vulnerable in Asheville. Recently, McKenzie joined the executive team on the Haywood Street Community Development Board. This recently unveiled construction project will bring affordable housing to those in need.
Since 2013, McKenzie has spent time supporting the work of the BeLoved Community in Asheville. The organization meets people on the margins and serves the community in radical ways. McKenzie now serves as one of two general contractors advising the BeLoved Village's construction. The community, located in East Asheville will be a group of 12 micro homes, providing a model of deeply affordable, community-oriented, sustainable micro homes that produce equity for the residents.