Madison spent the majority of her childhood moving around the country with her family while her father served as an active duty Officer in the United States Army. After her father retired, she moved home to the Mid-Willamette Valley to join the rest of her family while she completed her high school education. Madison knew from a young age that she wanted to devote her life to serving children.
While she pursued her undergraduate degree at Oregon State University, Madison completed a practicum at a local children’s advocacy center, which only solidified her passion for serving youth in her community. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Child Development and Psychology and then directly went to work for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam in Lebanon and Sweet Home, where she had the opportunity to formally begin her career in child development and youth service.
Madison had the opportunity to serve children and families in a myriad of ways while at BGCGS, including developing and supervising youth development programs, preschool classrooms, youth athletics, community/fundraising events, and many new initiatives. Madison spent the majority of her time at BGCGS as the Director of Operations, where she was responsible for many aspects of the organization, including Human Resources, policy development, child and staff safety programs and risk assessment, resource development, facilities management, and more.
Prior to departing BGCGS, Madison served as the organization's Interim Executive Director. She is approaching the end of her graduate program at Penn State, where she is pursuing a Master’s of Public Administration with a focus in Human Resource Management. Madison has a true passion for serving children in her community and is honored to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Albany youth through the Albany Public Schools Foundation.