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Faces of Shift with Mackenzie Sweeney

Coworking Space Denver

At Shift Workspaces, we love to be able to get to know not only our members, but our employees as well! We enjoy being able to learn more about what everyone does not just on a professional level, but on a personal one as well. A few months ago, we welcomed Mackenzie Sweeney to the Shift community as our new Community Manager at our Corona location. We hope you enjoy getting to learn more about Mackenzie as much as we have!

Tell us what excited you most about joining the Shift Workspaces community?

The more I learned about this company and the Shift family, the more excited I was to be a part of it. I am a big proponent of sustainability and supporting local businesses. I love that not only is Shift locally owned, but truly cares about giving back to and being a part of the community. Since joining the team, I have so enjoyed building relationships with members of the community and creating meaningful experiences here at Shift.

Where did you grow up?

I am from the Poconos in Northeastern Pennsylvania, in a small town called Kunkletown. I grew up in the same house my parents built together, right next to a small ski resort where I spent most of my childhood snowboarding.  Then I went to college at Penn State, moved to the Bay Area right after graduation, and to Denver a year later!

What were you doing before joining Shift as our Community Manager?

Before joining the Shift team, my background has always been in hospitality. I was a Conference Coordinator at the Gaylord Rockies with Marriott where I coordinated events on site for anywhere from 10-3,000 people. Before that, I worked for a local Denver-based event production company, spent some time as a Banquet Manager, and got my hands dirty working at Firefly Music Festival.

What does your ideal weekend look like?

The best weekends are the ones where I start my day off with a class at Fly Kickbox in Stanley Marketplace or take a quick trip to the mountains to get in some early runs. I love spending afternoons reading in the sunshine at Cheesman Park, roller skating, going to the Sie FilmCenter for a movie, and cooking for friends or grabbing food at a local restaurant. My current favorite is Ash’Kara in LoHi!

Grant Barnhill

About the Author

Grant Barnhill

Grant has been thoughtfully managing, developing and investing in central Denver real estate for nearly 30 years. He is the Founder of Shift Workspaces, a shared workspace community committed to social stewardship, sustainability and an integrated view of commerce. Inspired by extensive foreign travel, each of his projects has honored the local flavor of Denver while weaving in elements of international art, architecture and culture.