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Mackenzie Ricketts

"Home is not a place, it’s a feeling" As Director of Operations at Guardian, my top priority is creating that warm, welcoming feeling of home for you. I'm dedicated to ensuring everything operates seamlessly behind the scenes, so you can unwind and fully enjoy your time with us. In addition to managing projects and resources, I'm also focused on supporting our team to better serve your needs. By understanding you better and continuously improving, we strive to exceed your expectations.

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.

In early 2023, my family received an unexpected opportunity to relocate closer to family in Iowa, allowing my husband to take the next step in his career. The transition was unexpected, but I am grateful for the unwavering support of the Guardian team. They not only embraced the change but also created a new role for me as the Special Projects & Brand Coordinator. In this capacity, I coordinated events, helped spread our mission through social media, and ensured our team was well-represented with Guardian Swag.

Though my view now consists of cornfields and cattle instead of snow-capped mountains, and we added another member to our family, my dedication to our team and members remains steadfast. Moreover, I am excited to share that I had the opportunity to take on the role of Director of Operations. In my current capacity, I am excited to leverage my experiences and skills to enhance operational efficiency, nurture client relationships, and support the growth of our team. While our surroundings may change, my commitment to making a positive impact within the Guardian family remains unwavering.

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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