McKenzie Mendoza is our Mission Control here at The Blueprint Collaborative and oversees a variety of behind-the-scenes components that keeps us all moving forward. This includes: supporting client deliverables and The Blueprint Collaborative team, and supervising our client management practices.
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 lead 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 lead 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 and lakes. She also loves dogs, especially her own pup, Pancho.