Maddi was born and raised in Denver, Colorado spending a majority of her childhood collecting and learning about creatures of all kinds. She moved to Arizona in pursuit of her passion for animals, working towards obtaining her degree in conservation biology at Arizona State University. During her time in Arizona, she has provided veterinary care for injured and sick birds of prey through the Wild at Heart raptor rescue and began her journey at Arizona Exotic Animal Hospital in Mesa. Her adoration for exotic species and her love for her hometown led Maddi to return to Denver and practice at Colorado Exotic Animal Hospital. Once obtaining her degree, Maddi would love to follow her aspirations of helping to rehabilitate wildlife around the world. Outside of the field, she loves spending her time hula hooping, drawing and fawning over her bearded dragon Shrimp, her dog Mowgli and her cat Pluto.