Mackenzie Blakeslee

Mackenzie Blakeslee

Paraplanner

A Personal Financial Planning (PFP) course during the summer after Mackenzie’s sophomore year at K-State turned out to be a serendipitous encounter with her future career. In fact, she loved it so much that she’s pursuing her master’s degree while focusing her days on client service as a Paraplanner at The Trust Company.

“Striving to make clients feel heard and understood is something I am passionate about.  My goal is to take care of clients like I would my own family.”

The first of her family to graduate with a bachelor’s degree, Mackenzie earned her B.S. in Family Studies and Human Services in 2013. Her professional experience includes overseeing hundreds of residential units as a property manager and handling many diverse aspects of operations in the Academic Success Center of the Kansas State University Department of Engineering. Currently a master’s student in Personal Financial Planning at K-State, she plans to sit for the CFP® exam in the fall of 2020.

Mackenzie and her husband, Eric, a territory manager for a precision agriculture equipment company, both hail from western Kansas. At home in Manhattan, they enjoy staying active and healthy together.