Madison grew up in a military family and moved around a lot. Most recently, Madison worked as an outdoor instructor at Camp Erdman on Oahu, Hawaii. Previously, she worked at the Outdoor School in Texas as an outdoor education instructor, and before that she lived and worked in western North Carolina as an outdoor recreation supervisor. There, she planned and let a variety of adventures and summer camps in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains. Madison has also worked as an English teacher through the Peace Corps in Ha’apai, Tonga. In college, she spent her summers as a counselor for Camp Merrie-Woode, while through the year she worked as an after-school teacher for elementary-aged kids. Additionally, Madison completed an interpretation internship with Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Madison joins Adventure Treks for her first season as an instructor.

  • Education: Western Carolina University, bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation management
  • Certifications: Wilderness first responder
  • Favorite outdoor memory: My favorite outdoor memory now is probably the five-day sea kayak on the Alaska trip last summer! It was such a fun backpack and perfect way to end the trip.
  • Favorite outdoor achievement: Summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro with my dad!
  • Favorite place you’ve traveled: Patagonia! Beautiful, breathtaking views every where you look.
  • Favorite hobbies: Working with children, chasing waterfalls and sunsets, camping, backpacking, traveling to new places, and binge-watching Friends.
  • What are you most excited for this summer? I’m looking forward to reuniting with other instructors, growing and learning to be a better outdoor leader, and seeing everything the students accomplish!
  • Previous Adventure Treks trips include Alaska Expedition, Yellowstone Teton Adventure