Rita was born in St. Louis, Missouri USA. She first joined Soroptimist in the U.S. and now belongs to the Abbotsford – Mission club. She is truly an international Soroptimist member! With family all over North America, she spends a good amount of time travelling to see all the kids and grand kids. She lives in Mission with her husband, Don, an eight year old Labradoodle and a new addition, a 3 month old Husky Malmute. Rita states, “I had forgotten how much work a puppy can be!”
Rita and Don own and operate Fraser Valley Truck Parts and Don Mackenzie Trucking. Rita has recently opened a boutique in her home and hosts pop-up boutiques for LuLaRoe women’s clothing.
In their spare time, Rita and Don love to go down the road in their motor home or trailer, as well as spend time at their home-away-from-home in Birch Bay, WA. This year their travels will take them to Orlando, where they are meeting all of the kids and grand kids for a 10-day reunion at Disney World, while Rita sneaks off to attend the SIA Convention and Governors Round Table.”
Rita’s hobby: Helping women to be their best!