Makenzie Barron Murray


I first came to Buena Vista as a camper at Adventure Unlimited. This valley! The mountains and desert found a place in my heart, and I returned many summers to play and work as a raft guide. When my husband, Steve, and I settled here year-round in 2012, I took a residential, field instructor position at Link for two years. I left Link to pursue my masters and to expand my teaching experience, and have since taught English and composition at Colorado Mountain College in both Leadville and Buena Vista. I am excited to again be a part of this thoughtful, fun-loving community.

I hold a BA in Linguistics from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and an MFA in Creative Writing with a focus in fiction from Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina.

When not teaching, I love to run, read, write, teleski, and wrangle my two children, Robin and Heidi.