Maddie MacFarlane is a senior at St. Cloud State University, majoring in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Photojournalism and a minor in Graphic Design. She works for the university newspaper as well as the athletics department focussing on sports, specifically coverage of the school’s men’s and women’s D1 ice hockey programs. She is currently the Creative Services Intern at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center for SCSU.
After graduating from St. Cloud State, she hopes to continue pursuing her career in professional hockey as a reporter, photographer, and digital media coordinator.
Maddie grew up in southwestern Wisconsin with her parents, Robin and Jeff MacFarlane and her older brother Maxwell. Robin is a successful dog trainer and owner of her own company, That’s My Dog! Inc. Growing up, Maddie had the opportunity to travel all over the U.S. as well as Canada and Greece along side her mom, helping as a training assistant. Jeff MacFarlane is the Executive Director of the Dubuque Colts Drum & Bugle Corps. A graphic designer himself, Jeff often supports his daughter in creative projects; he also actively shares her passion for the sport of hockey.
Outside of hockey, Maddie enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, kayaking, and many other outdoor activities. When possible she travels back to her hometown of Dubuque to visit family and friends.
The paw print logo comes from my dog Hero who passed away in June 2014. After 13 years of him standing by my side, I pay tribute to a girl’s best friend.