Makayla was born and raised in Spanish Fork, Utah. While taking a break from her studies at Utah Valley University (UVU), Makayla lived in Chicago for a service mission where she fell in love with the Windy City. After graduating from UVU with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications and Public Relations, her newfound love for cities led her and her husband to move to Austin for new work opportunities.
Makayla joined the TxANA team in November of 2018. Along with her love for exploring Austin, she enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and writing.