Maddie grew up in the mountains of Ketchum, Idaho. After attending prep school in Massachusetts, she returned to the west where she received a degree in Mathematical Economics at Colorado College in between adventures. Now, Maddie lives in the Front Range, working for the outdoor nonprofit, Colorado Mountain Club.
Before landing in Denver, Maddie worked for Sawtooth Mountain Guides, assisting in multiple backpacking, horse-packing, and rock climbing trips. She continues to work for Pacific Alpine Guides, having helped on climbs last summer (and apprentice ski-guiding in Japan), such as Mount Adams. She’s gotten the great privilege to climb all over the world, including Ecuador, Colombia, Japan, Argentina, and India.
Maddie’s proudest achievement is completing the 50 US high points at record speed for women alongside her mentor, Melissa Arnot, starting with the summit of Denali, traveling by van across the lower 48, and ending with Mauna Kea in Hawaii. When Maddie isn’t seeking crazy endurance pushes, she loves to backcountry ski, mountain bike, trail run, sing musical theater, and snuggle huskies!