Maddy was born in Toronto, to Kiwi parents, and moved to England when she was 10 years old; travel was truly part of her upbringing. She took her first big travelling leap in 2008 with three months spent in Australia, before moving to Queenstown in New Zealand for the ski season. She'd truly caught the 'travel bug' and knew that this would somehow direct her future.
On completing a degree in English from Newcastle University, Maddy headed to British Columbia to experience the world-class skiing. She stayed for almost two years and travelled extensively through Canada and the western United States in that time. Maddy joined the team at Audley as a Canada Specialist, determined that she could share her experience and knowledge with others by creating tailor-made trips to the fantastic country where she was born.
In her spare time, Maddy is an avid explorer and sportswoman, she enjoys cooking, reading and anything outdoors - cycling, skiing, hiking and camping with friends.
I'll never forget when…
My favourite activity so far in Canada definitely has to be the heart-pounding, adrenaline-inducing ZipTrek EcoTours in Whistler. On the Eagle Tour, I spent three hours soaring up to 30 storeys high and reaching speeds of over 50 mph (80 kph). Supported only by a zip line and a harness, ZipTrek tours provide a truly unique viewing experience of Whistler Blackcomb’s alpine beauty – certainly one for those who enjoy getting their heart pumping.