Simplifier of Complex Topics

I’ve been described as laid back but highly informative. Here I am in action:

#tbt A great #SEO session at Platform last week, feat. guac, chips, & some smooth IPA’s.

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I can create group or one-on-one training events, either virtual or on-site to cover:

I get excited to share about topics, like…

  • On-site SEO (my most requested topic)
  • Blogging for Beginners
  • Corporate Blogging Strategy
  • WordPress Basics
  • Freelancing

…and everything in between. Interested to know more about my digital marketing expertise? Check out my portfolio for published examples on high authority industry websites, like Search Engine Journal and SEMRush.

Giving a talk at WordCamp Chicago
Giving a talk at WordCamp Chicago

Whether it’s a big event or a small gathering, I’m happy to customize a knowledge drop. If you’re wondering about my credibility, you should know that I have these successful speaking gigs under my belt:

  • WordCamp Chicago
  • Platform Coworking
  • Next Door Chicago
  • Swoon Technology
  • Bloggers Meet Startups (an event I co-produce and emcee)

  • I've known Maddy for about a year now, and our professional circles cross often. After noticing her ability for connecting with people in a networking setting, I invited her to apply as a speaker for WordCamp Chicago, which I organize each year. Maddy was able to find a great niche within an already specialized event, and put together an excellent presentation. I'd love to have her back again next year!

    ryan erwin Ryan Erwin Orbit Media Studios

Let’s talk speaking topics. Send me a message using the contact form below and I’ll get in touch to discuss a potential partnership.


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  • I initially found Maddy through LinkedIn while in the process of firming up the details of my venture, Strong Suit. The expertise portrayed through her website and blog pushed me to get in touch. Maddy was easy to schedule a meeting with, and came completely prepared for the meeting after taking the time to do some research on my current initiatives. After giving suggestions backed by marketing best practices, I left the meeting feeling energized. After implementing Maddy's suggestions, my SEO worked exactly as I had hoped. I would definitely work with her again, and have even referred her some business from my own network.

    jeff hyman Jeff Hyman Strong Suit
  • Madeline has been a great addition to my blogging staff. She produces high quality written content with minimal guidance and always within the time frame I need it. Not only is Madeline knowledgeable on a variety of digital marketing topics, but she is constantly suggesting new ideas to extend blog reach. Great communicator and definite team player. Has a witty sense of humor, too. Highly recommended.

    brent jones Brent Jones Brent Jones Online
  • Maddy is exceptional and a rising star in the social media and digital marketing field. Her professional experience combined with her tenacity and entrepreneurial-mind have, in my opinion, directly attributed to the success that we have achieved so far on the project we are working on.

    scott winterroth Scott Winterroth Content Academy
  • Madeline provided me with a thorough SEO analysis of my website that identified several problems of which I was unaware. In addition, she was able to find and implement effective solutions to these issues in a prompt and professional way. Her attention to detail, professionalism, and responsiveness is top-notch.

    david arato David Arato, JD Arato LLC