Maddie is a squinty, mountain-loving lady who hails from the flat Midwest. She started off as a swimmer who hated running, but she changed her mind when she discovered that she could use running to explore her favorite travel destinations in the West and abroad. Currently residing in Atlanta, she sometimes neglects her school duties by escaping to the mountains of North Georgia. It was there that she grew her love for gnarly trails and no switchbacks, and where she ran her first ultramarathon. She can be found frolicking in the woods looking for broad views and big sky, cycling around the city, or cuddling her two feline babies, always with an ice cream in hand.