Mackenzie Parker, Main Street Events Coordinator, joined the staff in August 2023.
Mackenzie grew up in Vassar Michigan and graduated from North Branch High School in 2019. She attended Grace College and graduated in 2023 with a master’s degree in Business Administration and a double major in Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing. While attending college, she was a member of the Track & Field team, and is the current Grace College women’s indoor and outdoor shot put record holder.
Mackenzie’s competed in a business plan competition at Grace and was able to start two businesses as a result, Rae Thrift Boutique (mobile pre-loved clothing shop) and A Rae of Beauty (providing on-campus haircuts). Her hobbies include, throwing shot put, discus, and javelin, as well as, thrifting, making lattes, and cutting hair.
She is currently in grad school for a Master of Science in Athletic Administration, and will be using her fifth year of eligibility to compete on Grace College’s Women’s Track and Field team this year. Mackenzie and her husband live in Winona Lake.