Our Staff

John McKenzie

Owner, McKenzie Apartment Company

John was born and raised right here in Madison. He attended Madison Memorial High School and graduated in 1971, then went on to graduate from UW-Madison as a Business major. John began his real estate career in Houston, Texas with Gerald D Hines Interests (now Hines) in 1979. Initially he worked in property management on… Read more »

Jack McKenzie

Construction Manager, McKenzie Apartment Company

Jack McKenzie grew up in the Madison area and graduated from Verona Area High School in 2004. After attending college in Milwaukee and Florida, he moved back to Madison where he graduated from Edgewood College in 2009, with a major in Business. While in college he worked for a preeminent local real estate company and… Read more »

Michelle Hegg

Senior Property Manager, Waterside Apartments

Michelle grew up in the Verona area and attended Verona High School. She graduated in 1994 and moved onto Edgewood College where she earned her BA in Business Management/Marketing. After a chance meeting with one of the owners of McKenzie Apartment Company, Michelle was offered a position as Property Manager and began her career with… Read more »

Susan Hageman

Property Manager, Boulder Creek Apartments

Susan grew up in Verona and graduated from Verona High School in 1996. She attended MATC and graduated with a degree in Marketing. Susan’s work experience includes many fields throughout her life, including working retail, food service, wholesale buying, and landscaping, just to name a few. Being raised with a strong work ethic, Susan often… Read more »

Arika Kleinert

Property Manager, Legacy Apartments

Arika was raised in Madison and Waunakee, and is a 1995 graduate of Edgewood High School in Madison. She began her customer service career straight out of high school, working as a florist for several years then moving onto a local swim school as a Customer Service Manager for eleven years. Arika moved to Blackhawk… Read more »

Jessica Schipper

Property Manager, Blackhawk Trails Apartments

Jessica was born and raised on the north side of Madison. Growing up she spent 11 years in the Color Guard with local drum and bugle corps CapitolAires and Capital Sound. Jessica graduated from Madison East High School in 1997 and from there she worked in customer service, including many years in the insurance industry. Working for… Read more »

Hayley VanHandel

Property Manager, Siena Ridge Apartments

Hayley is the newest addition to the McKenzie Apartment Company family! She brings her positive attitude and love for customer service to us from a local insurance company, where she worked primarily on her own. Hayley was looking for a change in career paths to something that allowed her to use her outgoing personality in… Read more »

Tracy Kreul

Property Manager, Highland Ridge Apartments

Tracy was born and raised in Highland, Wisconsin. (Fitting, being that she manages Highland Ridge!) She graduated from Highland High School in 2003 and moved onto Southwest Wisconsin Technical School, where she graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Administrative Assisting. After a few years in the work force, she went back to school  and obtained… Read more »

Lizzy Sutter

Assistant Property Manager

Lizzy joined the McKenzie Apartment Company in May, 2015 as our Assistant Property Manager. She floats between all of our properties helping the managers with daily duties, showings, phone calls, etc, and we are happy to have her to help our properties run smoothly. Lizzy was born and raised in Mount Horeb, where she also… Read more »