Stephen Madsen is a founding member of the North Saskatchewan River Valley Conservation Society. He has a BSc in civil engineering from the University of Alberta, and is currently employed as a technology management consultant. He has lived in the US and Canada and worked for both public and private organizations. He and his wife of 27 years have five children, all of whom have left the nest; and most still live in the Edmonton area. Steve loves the outdoors, enjoys frequent trips to the mountains, and invests his time in the NSRVCS because of his desire to balance the use of the Edmonton River Valley resources with the need to preserve them for future generations.