Maclaine was born and raised in a small town in Southwest Iowa and received his M.S. in Sustainable Agriculture and Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University. He has a wide variety of experiences including living in rural Nicaragua for two years as an Agriculture Peace Corps Volunteer, facilitating environmental leadership programs across Latin America, and managing the Juvenile Justice Program in Denver, Colorado. Maclaine has been an organic inspector for two years and worked as an organic compliance specialist before joining the QCS team. In his free time, he enjoys camping and hiking with his girlfriend and dogs, exploring new recipes in the kitchen, and hitting Coors Field for Rockies games.