In May 2017, FLS welcomed Madison Hughes to our in-house team.  Madison, a Huntsville native, brought a contagious sense of humor and a no-nonsense work ethic with her, both of which are much appreciated at FLS!  After graduating from Buckhorn High School, she began her college education at Calhoun Community College, transferred to the University of Alabama-Huntsville (UAH) to study Psychology and later transferred to Athens State University to pursue a major in Elementary Education with a focus on Collaborative Education.

With the help of her Collaborative Education specialty, Madison applied the skills she learned at Athens State and UAH to become a Registered Behavior Technician. Working with children on the autism spectrum and performing applied behavior analysis was her career focus for the previous ten years.

Seeing a job posting at FLS, Madison visited FLS’s website to see what FLS was all about. Liking FLS’ core values, staff diversity, and intrigued by the variety of languages, perhaps there would be the potential to interact with people of different cultures on a daily basis and play a role in providing assistance to segments of the Huntsville community with a specific need. There could certainly be an added bonus of expanding her Spanish language learning.  Her curiosity piqued, she applied for the job of Administrative Assistant!

We asked Madison how she knew she could see herself being an employee at FLS. After all, this job would be very different from her previous work.  Her response: “After my first interview, FLS’s mission was very clear to me that helping this specific community of limited English speakers was important. The end goal was to help people.” With Madison’s servant heart and attitude, she makes a great fit for keeping that mission a top priority for FLS. FLS is very grateful to have Madison on our team!

Madison also assists in managing the Interpreting Division, along with a wide array of office management duties.  She keeps up with all the important things that make an office run, and in that capacity, is a great help to everyone.

Madison lives in Huntsville with her husband, Chris and their three dogs, Penelope, Clara, and Toby. She loves renovating her home, gardening, and the outdoors.  A nursery renovation is underway, as they look forward to their first child, a baby girl, in November.