Mckinze Willard grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and moved to Bowling Green to attend Western Kentucky University in 2012. In 2015, Mckinze graduated with her BA in Psychology and in 2017 a Master’s in Social Work.

Mckinze joined Hospice of Southern Kentucky in 2018 as the Director of Marketing and Fundraising and enjoys serving the organization through educating the community on hospice care and raising funds to support patients and families.

Currently, Mckinze lives nearby in Franklin, Kentucky and enjoys spending time with her dog, Stella. Mckinze serves as the Philanthropy and Event Planning Advisor for Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and is on the Board of Directors for Kentucky Kids on the Block.