Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie strives to use his CIA and S.H.I.E.L.D. experience to make a difference in the world.
Everything’s Big in Texas
Hailing from Austin, Texas and raised in simple, unadorned fashion, Alphonso MacKenzie grew up to embrace a down-to-earth philosophy in his personal and professional lives. With an interest in weaponry and an even bigger focus on explosives, he joined the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency and quickly became a top agent there and eventually the Agency’s direct liaison to S.H.I.E.L.D., America’s other massive intelligence organization.
While acting in this position, MacKenzie became known for his straightforward talk and actions, as well as his disdain for the advanced, often alien-derived technology and equipment S.H.I.E.L.D. utilized on a regular basis. Perhaps because of this, he developed something of a love-hate relationship with the organization over the ensuing years of his career.