Alex Madden, EMT
Raised in Lake Oswego, Oregon, Alex went to college at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. After graduating, Alex spent over 6 years in the Army serving on the bomb squad, including a deployment to Afghanistan. While his job was sometimes stressful, Alex did his best to remain light-hearted. From dressing up as Big Bird on Halloween to pranking people with whoopee cushions at staff meetings, Alex had a knack for improving morale, which led to being handpicked for assignments in some of the worst areas of Afghanistan. After getting his fill of “blowing stuff up” Alex concluded his Army career as a Captain and immediately moved to Colorado because of its wealth of outdoor activities.
After the Arrmy, Alex went to the National Outdoor Leadership School where he became a nationally certified Wilderness EMT, a Leave No Trace Master Educator, and earned Swiftwater and High Angle Rescue Certifications.
Having spent the past summer as a wildland firefighter, Alex is living in Grand Junction, CO, working as an EMT, coaching youth mountain biking with Boneshaker Adventures, and volunteering for Mesa County Search and Rescue.
His all-time favorite trail is the Ribbon in Grand Junction followed by Porcupine Rim in Moab (he doesn't really like to pedal much).