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McKenzie Mendoza

Mission Control

McKenzie is our Mission Control here at The Blueprint Collaborative and performs a variety of essential behind-the-scenes functions to ensure timely and effective delivery of client services. This includes steering brand standards, grant writing, and contributing to strategy over a wide variety of services offered.


McKenzie has spent more than a decade working in nonprofits. Before joining The Blueprint Collaborative, she served as the Development Manager at Sierra Nevada Journeys, a regional nonprofit that provides innovative outdoor science education for students. There, McKenzie led development operations and was responsible for internal organization, grant and report writing, and individual giving campaigns. Prior to that, she was the Development Coordinator at CARE Chest where she managed the outreach and outcomes of their Wellness Program and led their two annual fundraising events. 


She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon in Geography and received a minor in Nonprofit Administration. After college, she worked as a Development Assistant with Schoolhouse Supplies in Portland, Oregon before relocating to Reno, Nevada in 2015.  


Outside of spreadsheets and emails, McKenzie loves being outdoors with her family – she enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, paddleboarding, and generally just being near trees, especially with her pup Pancho. 

McKenzie Mendoza
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