Name: Mackenzie McGrath

Planted: I consider a few places my hometown! I’m an Army Brat, so I was born in Minneapolis, MN, and raised in Clarksville, TN and Brandon, FL.

Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I recently moved to Raleigh, NC from Florida with my husband, and I am loving the seasons! I’m a Christian and a southern girl at heart! I got married young (20) and it is one of my favorite things. I love living day-to-day life with my husband and sharing outdoor adventures together. 

What is your favorite Southern tradition?
Shooting! My husband took me to a gun range this past Valentine’s (only a true southern girl would choose a gun range over a fancy restaurant!), and I seem to be a natural. I love guns! I can’t wait for next hunting season when I can finally get my first duck/turkey/buck!

You've been such a wonderful supporter of Southerndoe for quite some time now!  How did you discover us? 
Shooter’s World in Tampa! After my first time shooting, I saw the “Scoot over this girl can shoot!” tee and my Southerndoe love only grew from there! I think I own half the shop! :)

What’s your perfect day outside? 
Getting far away from the suburbs, shooting all kinds of guns, boating, four-wheeling, grilling out, and having a bonfire to end the day. A typical Saturday in my book!

Something a man should know before dating a Southerndoe? 
Don’t take her to the city for a date, take her anywhere outside. She will be up for anything!

What is your favorite Southerndoe "saying" and why? 
“She can hold her own” for sure! I love going out shooting, or any activity girls don’t typically participate in, and seeing men react to my passion/skill. She can hold her own in anything she does!

Anything else you'd like to share with us? 
Don’t be afraid to try something new! A year or two ago I never would have thought I’d have the passions I have today! You might find a hidden talent in the strangest places. Don’t be afraid to be strong! Embrace who God created you to be. 

Follow all of Mackenzie's adventures on Instagram @MackenzieeMcgrath