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Mackenzie Ricketts

As Special Projects & Brand Coordinator, I work behind the scenes to handle event coordination, such as our educational workshops, help promote our mission & culture through social media, and ensure we’re innovating by leading the charge on special projects.

My journey with The Guardian Group began in early 2022 when my family of three moved to Colorado in support of my husband’s passion & profession as a college football coach at CU. When we finally made it to Colorado I was able to celebrate after I received an offer from the Guardian team to join as Front Office Executive. I’ve always found personal reward in fostering relationships with our members and providing them with support throughout their journey with Guardian.

My family received an opportunity in early 2023 to relocate closer to family in Iowa and for Jacob, my husband, to take the next step in his career. This transition was unexpected for us, and I'm grateful the team at Guardian supported my family by creating a new role for me to step into as the Special Projects & Brand Coordinator. My current responsibilities involve coordinating events, helping spread our mission through social media, and ensuring our team is well-represented with Guardian Swag. Although my new view consists of corn fields and cattle instead of snowcapped mountains, my relationship with our team and members remains unchanged.

Getting to know Mackenzie

Favorite food

I love smoked brisket or pork shoulder. The time and patience it takes to make is definitely worth it. Oh, and mashed potatoes. And sushi. I love any kind of food, honestly.

What would you sing at karaoke night

Anytime my older sister and I get together, you can guarantee "Earl Had to Die" by The Chicks will be belted over the speakers.

Favorite Quote

"Find the Good" In memory of my sister's mother-in-law, Tammy Evans.

What is your favorite tradition

Growing up, my family would get together on Christmas Eve at my grandparent's house and we'd exchange gifts with all of the cousins. So many memories were made and it's even more special now with grandkids running around.

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