McKenzie was a normal girl growing up in Vancouver, Canada and the third born of four siblings; Jackson and Ryleigh; and one younger sister Cadence. The four were quite close, and Mac looked up to her sister Ryleigh, who was only a year and a half older. But while Ryleigh enjoyed going on fishing and hunting trips with their dad Dale, Mac preferred girly things like painting her nails and clothes shopping. She was a good student in school, as most of the siblings were, and excelled in athletics. Everyone wanted to be put on McKenzie's team during high school gym class. Her good looks, good grades and skills in sports helped her achieve many awards in school.
Upon graduating high school, Mac attended university, shortly followed by Cadence the year after. She trained to become a pharmacist, following a slightly different path in life than Ryleigh had, but of a similar vein. Sports scholarships helped to bolster her funds for school to avoid student loans, and she did quite well for herself.
Mac enjoyed hiking, working out, going on walks with her two dogs, and spending time with her many friends. Being the social butterfly of the family, her charisma brought her quite a few friends and admirers throughout her early twenties. She had a few boyfriends throughout her life from mid teens to mid twenties, but couldn't decide on anyone to be her Mr. Right. This didn't bother her much, as her family was very much taught about being free to make your own decisions and make your own life; being the happiest you can be with yourself. The only pressures Dale and Margaret put on their children was to try their best in school, even if they weren't getting the highest grades - as long as they tried hard, they were satisfied with that and coached their children throughout their education. McKenzie and her siblings evolved with this to each blossom into their own individual selves and became successful in life.
Mac always held onto a bit of guilt in her life, though, when it came to Ryleigh. The accident that hurt her sister, made her timid and afraid to speak because she was scared what others would say about her voice... Ryleigh went through that traumatic experience, and it was all McKenzie's fault. Or, at least that's how it was in her mind. She was supposed to be the one in the car that day with her family, but stayed back at home. The reason for this was long since forgotten, but Mac always felt like she should have been the one to have been damaged by it instead of her sweet older sister. Ryleigh however, never blamed McKenzie for it at all. The younger sister helped Ryleigh get through it as best she could, and together they learned ASL to help Ryleigh get through those terrifying years of growing up.
There was a day that McKenzie remembers very clearly, as if it happened yesterday. There was word of some kind of strange new viral outbreak overseas in a small country called Chernarus. Ryleigh was summoned by the Doctors Without Borders program to help give aid to those people suffering the unknown disease - and so the Wolff's were all called to a serious family meeting. They discussed the options Ryleigh had, as well as the rest of the family and any escape plans they could come up with just in case the virus spread to their home in Canada, which Ryleigh was convinced it could possibly spread that far.
Her sister seemed passionate about the idea and told the family they could not stop her going. To her sister, she was meant to go there and help as much as she possibly could. She was a fantastic nurse and her skills could be put to good use there aiding the doctors and working hard to fight off the sickness brought by the virus. The family gathered to see Ryleigh off, many hugs were exchanged, many tears were shed for her departure. Mckenzie was the next oldest sister, and took extra visits to the family home to help her distressed mother and father, hoping to distract them from their grief of not having Ryleigh around.
Over the course of a couple weeks, Ryleigh would find time to call and update the family on how it was going over in Chernarus, to which Mac was happy to hear about. She learned a lot about the country from the conversations with Ryleigh, and even learned a bit of the Cyrillic writing and a few words of the Chernarussian language, like what yes, no, thank you sounded like, etc. She loved talking to her sister, and hearing about the experience she was going through. It did sound scary to her, however. One day, Ryleigh stopped contacting the family, and news the infection of the strange virus was spreading to other parts of the world rapidly; unable to be contained in time. McKenzie feared the worst, but her family refused to give up hope that their loved one was still alive. Jackson, the eldest sibling, wanted desperately to go and look for his sister to save her from this catastrophe, however their parents absolutely refused to let him go.
Eventually, McKenzie made a plan to leave on her own ((or with Jackson - if someone else wants to play his character)) and while there were still flights to other countries in the region she took her chance. However, to get to her sister she would have to cross through several countries of land, through zombie-infested cities. She met up with many people along the way, but her goal remained the same - finding Ryleigh and bringing her back to Canada. The trek was a long and barely-survivable one, but McKenzie finally made it into Chernarus, to South Zagoria in which Ryleigh told the family Doctor's Without Borders had stationed her.
Now that she finally arrived after many months, McKenzie's true search begins.