Makenna grew up in Leesburg and was always fascinated with creating stories and films with her friends. Makenna was accepted into the TV and Film Production class at the Academies of Loudoun and completed the film program there. She made various documentaries and short films as part of the class. She also has extensive experience in technical theater which has supported her skills and interest in film. She worked as a Room Producer in the Post Production Department at BYU Broadcasting during her Freshman year at Brigham Young University and applied and was accepted into the Media Arts Studies Major. She was the Assistant Gaffer and Digital Imaging Technician on two student films at BYU. She currently lives and works in Loudoun County as a videographer and editor.