Madison grew up exploring the canyons and cliffs of Northern New Mexico, fostering a deep appreciation for the joys of time spent outside. After graduating with B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and a B.S. in Psychology, Madison traveled/climbed around the Southwest and Western regions of the United States, developing her skill set and passion for rock climbing and all things adventure. She obtained a Wilderness First Responder Certification and an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor certification.
While working as a field instructor for another wilderness therapy company, Madison experienced firsthand how a wilderness setting inspired introspection, catalyzed spiritual and personal growth, and sparked curiosity within the clients and her co-workers. Madison continued to explore this effect of the wilderness setting while working as a Mountaineering Instructor for the Colorado Outward Bound School and an Environmental Science Educator for Nature Bridge Yosemite.
Madison appreciates the holistic nature of healing produced from immersion in healthy outdoor spaces coupled with physically engaging and mentally stimulating challenges (like rock climbing) that inherently teach valuable life skills. She continues to spend her off shifts water coloring in high places and adventuring in the high desert her heart calls home.