Megan Madden - Southpaw PR Inc. in Pigeon Lake, AB
Megan Madden is the owner and primary consultant at Southpaw PR Inc., a strategic PR and communications firm. Megan grew up on a ranch in northern Saskatchewan and attended the University of Saskatchewan, studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture then Mount Royal University in Calgary, studying a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Public Relations.
Megan’s agronomy career began with Bayer Crop Science, and then moved on to the AGSI group where she worked to build their division of precision agriculture. During this time, she began doing freelance strategic communications consulting.
In 2011, Megan won a Canadian rural entrepreneurship competition – the Perfect Pitch – and the start-up funding took what was previously a freelance consulting business to the full time, award winning firm it is today. Now, she works with a diversity of industries from extreme sports to economic development and from oilfield to health and fitness, but her favourite communications to facilitate are those between people and their food.
Megan lives at Pigeon Lake in Alberta with her also-entrepreneurial husband and their 2 rescue dogs. She spends her time eating and drinking, surfing, skiing, paragliding, traveling, mountain biking, and completing her sommelier studies.