Griggs, Griggly Bear, Griggie Smalls, Mack—the list of names we call Madison other than "Madison" is about as extensive as the list of places she's lived. Her roots are in St. Louis, but she's also lived in San Diego and multiple locations here in Alabama, moving a total of 13 times.

Growing up, her parents signed her up for almost every sport known to man: tennis, softball, soccer, basketball, swimming, volleyball... if it's a sport, she's probably played it. She also took horseback riding lessons for several years and did show choir throughout high school and college. And if that isn't enough, she was always involved with the school newspaper or magazine.

As a child, Madison had a self-proclaimed obsession with animals and wanted to either be a zookeeper or a veterinarian, bringing the total number of Uptick employees with childhood veterinary aspirations up to five. As she got older, she learned that she was more inclined to nurture words rather than animals, and so she decided to major in English.

In 2017, Madison was awarded the Mass Communication Department’s award for “Excellence in Copyediting” at the University of Montevallo. Her affinity for writing started when she was young, but she’s been studying writing formally for 6 years and working specifically in the marketing sector since early 2019.

Madison comes to Uptick with a background in journalistic writing, and you can find some of her work published in Good Grit Magazine and Montevallo Today. When she's not working, she's probably baking (her croissants are legendary around here), embroidering, illustrating, doing yoga, reading, or playing video games. She's hoping to add figure skating to her list of hobbies at some point, so stay tuned for updates on that.

Madison also loves to hang out with her husband, David, and their pets: an orange tabby named Milo and a German shepherd named Dutch.

Favorite Fictional Character:
Draco Malfoy
If Madison were an animal:
She’d be a fox—cute and cuddly, but will definitely bite you
Life-Altering Sea Interaction:
Stepped on a stingray (not recommended)