About Brian Mackey

Brian Mackey
 Brian Mackey, Owner

Experience

Mackey Enterprises, LLC – Medford, NJ

Brian founded Mackey Enterprises, LLC in 2011 to assist individuals, small businesses, and nonprofits with their personal and business-related data entry, bookkeeping, and website design needs using Word, Excel, QuickBooks, and WordPress using non-visual tools and techniques. An interview with Padden Cooper Lawson Denn Drewry, an accounting firm located in Medford, prompted Brian to start his own self-employed company. Brian launched Mackey Enterprises, LLC in late November 2011. In 2015, Brian created his own company website with assistance from some of his friends.

So far, Brian has performed the following:

  • 4 subcontracting projects
  • 4 projects for personal clients
  • maintain websites for 4 nonprofit organizations

Pride Paws – Medford, NJ

Since 2011, Brian has been an employee of Pride Paws, a non-profit pet supply store that hires disabled individuals in the community and from the Lenape Regional High School district. Brian performs various tasks at the store which include entering and updating inventory lists and the weekly time sheets into Excel, baking and bagging the homemade dog biscuits, generating donation thank you letters, and ringing up sales on the register.

Resources for Independent Living (RIL) – Burlington, NJ

Brian worked at Resources for Independent Living (RIL) from July 2011 to July 2012, entering contact information from resource booklets into Excel spreadsheets and printing documents using a Braille embosser.

Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey – Camden, NJ

Brian has volunteered at various fundraising events for the Ronald McDonald House since 1997. Brian’s personally run fundraising drive in 2003 was featured in the Courier-Post and the Burlington County Times.

Associations

National Federation of the Blind of Delaware (NFBI)

  • Webmaster since May 2017

National Federation of the Blind of Illinois (NFBI)

  • Webmaster since October 2016

National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey (NFBNJ)

  • Member since 2002
  • Student attendee of LEAD (Leadership Education Advocacy Determination) program –2005 & 2006
  • Garden State Chapter
    • Member since 2008
    • General Board Member 2011 – 2014
    • Secretary since 2014
  • Braille Division
    • Member since 2009
    • Board member since 2015
  • Technology Division
    • Member since 2009
    • Board Member since 2015
  • At Large Chapter
    • Member since 2010
    • Secretary since 2012
    • Treasurer since 2016
  • State Board
    • Secretary 2012 – 2016
    • Treasurer since 2016
  • Washington Seminar group leader since 2013
  • White Cane Committee Co-Chair since 2015
  • Liability Insurance Committee Member since 2015
  • PAC (Pre-Authorized Contribution) Plan NJ Chairman since 2016
  • Affiliate Webmaster since 2016
  • Convention attendee
  • National Convention Alternate Delegate in 2012 & 2017
  • Member of NFB Blind Users Innovating & Leading Design (BUILD) Team since 2017
  • Sports & Recreation Committee
    • Member since April 2017
    • Secretary since April 2017
    • Treasurer since June 2017

Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association (MABGA)

  • Junior Member  2001 – 2008
  • Member since 2010
  • Coach’s Committee Chairman Assistant since 2011
  • Website Committee
    • Assistant webmaster 2015 – 2017
    • Webmaster since 2017

MyBlindSpot

  • QuickBooks Beta Tester for blind and print disabled users since 2013

Special Needs Karate

  • Participant since 1998
  • Rank of 1st degree black belt since 2006

Faith Presbyterian Church

  • Member since 2007
  • “Together In Faith” Mission Study Committee member 2015 – 2016

Education

  • Harris School of Business (Cherry Hill, NJ), 2010; Computerized Accounting Program Certificate
  • Burlington County College (Pemberton, NJ), 2008 – 2009; Liberal Arts
  • Louisiana Center for the Blind (Ruston, LA), 2006 – 2007

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Completed rebuilding the National Federation of the Blind of Delaware’s website (www.nfbde.org” target=”_blank”>www.nfbde.org), June 2017
  • Completed converting the website for the Blind Center of the Jersey Cape to WordPress, June 2017
  • Relaunched Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association’s website, www.mabga.org on WordPress – February 2017
  • Relaunched NFBNJ website, www.nfbnj.org, June 2016
  • Broke Guinness World Record for largest umbrella mosaic during NFB national convention (1 of 2,480), July 2015
  • NFB Braille Readers Are Leaders Braille Reading Contest, Beginner Category, 1st Place – 2012 & 2013
  • NFB Braille Readers Are Leaders Braille Reading Contest, Beginner Category, 3rd Place – 2010 & 2011
  • Winner of MABGA Pro Am Tournament, Blind Category – August 2011
  • Harris School of Business Outstanding Attendance Awards, 2010 & 2011, GPA 4.0
  • Burlington County College Dean’s List, Spring 2009 semester, GPA 4.0