I met Maddy during the summer of 2017 when we were working on the same team at SpaceX. I can be a little high-strung in high pressure environments, and Maddy was the antidote to my anxiety. I used to write my to-do lists on sticky notes and attach them to my computer. Frequently I would return from coffee breaks to find that Maddy had placed imposter stickies with jokes or nice notes on them amongst my lists. It always got me to smile and relax, no matter how hard the day had been.
He was an incredible combination of intelligence and humility. He never hesitated to help with someone else’s work or give advice or humor when needed. He lit up every room he was in and I am so thankful to have had him in my life for a while.
To his family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Everyone who knew Maddy, however briefly, knew what an incredible person he was, and the world will miss his presence sorely.