Farming families hold a special place in McKensie Montgomery’s heart, as she grew up planting large gardens with her family. When Dairy MAX contacted her to join the team, it was a no-brainer. Her inspiration for her work comes from her parents, who prioritized healthy living in every aspect of their lives. McKensie attended both Utah Valley University and Utah State University, where she earned degrees in nutrition and food science (emphasis: dietetics), Master of Dietetics Administration, Associate of Science Pre-Secondary Education and Bachelor of Science. She has 11 years of experience and has previously worked as a K-12 dietician, clinical nutrition manager, clinical dietician and outpatient dietician in schools and hospitals. When she’s not at work, she can be found leading the women’s group at her church, enjoying a brisk walk outdoors, lifting weights or tending to her beloved flower garden. Originally from Oak City, Utah, she now resides in Rhome, Texas with her husband, Caleb, and three kids, Finn, Greyson and Hattie.
Favorite healthy breakfast: Sweet potato and turkey sausage hash with a fried egg.
Favorite physical activity: Hiking in the mountains.
One food you’d want if stranded on a desert island: sourdough French toast with butter and maple syrup.