Makensie graduated from Brigham Young University with a Masters in Social Work Degree in 2013. Her undergraduate degree was from Utah State University in Family and Human Development. During her Master studies, she interned at The Green House Center, in Pleasant Grove, and gained a love for working with children. She also interned at LDS Family Services and gained experience in working with adolescents and adults. Makensie has spent most of her employment at The Green House Center working with a wide range of individuals, from children to adults. Makensie works with adults, adolescents, and children struggling with depression, attachment difficulties, anxiety, self-harm, grief, addictions, and trauma. She practices cognitive therapy techniques, play therapy, sand-tray, art, and EMDR to promote healing from trauma. She believes in the power of relationships and the healing impact it can have on an individual’s life. Makensie was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. She met her husband, Jason, at Utah State and they have been married for 4.5 years. They recently had their first son, Mckay, in December 2014. They enjoy being active and are regular participants in triathlons, water-skiing, mountain biking, and snow skiing.