Nick Maddock, a St. Louis, Missouri native and Southeast Missouri State University graduate, is a global citizen currently on a multi-year world journey to honor his father who he lost in 2015 to suicide, by spreading his ashes across the world. His reach currently includes all 50 American States and over 54 countries.
Nick brings to the board a sincere and deep passion for suicide prevention and LGBT advocacy based on his personal life experiences. As a 2014 Southeast Missouri State University graduate with degrees in Finance, Economics, and Entrepreneurial Management, Nick was heavily involved throughout campus in numerous leadership positions including Interfraternity Council President, Executive Member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Finance and Economics Society President, Student Government Treasurer, 3 year Resident Assistant, and much more. In 2013, Nick endowed the first LGBT focused scholarship at Southeast to be awarded to those who advocate for the LGBT community on and off campus. In 2016 he also endowed the Kevin J. Maddock International Studies Scholarship after his late father. Nick has also been actively involved in the Out for Undergrad organization, an LGBT focused non-profit with a mission to help Undergraduate LGBT+ individuals to reach their full potential. Within Out for Undergrad, Nick served in several positions throughout their operations and alumni teams.
After graduating from Southeast Missouri State University, Nick began working as a Financial Analyst for Capital One in Richmond, Washington D.C., and New York City, later moving to a more nomadic position launching Capital One Cafes across the United States. After the death of his father, Nick felt passionately about making the most of his time on this earth, thus choosing to leave the job he loved in 2018 to embark on a global journey to explore and experience the world and all the hidden beauty within.
Today, Nick continues that journey while also following his passion by working with Lost&Found to create a world where no family member, friend, or acquaintance has to endure the loss of a loved one to suicide.