Patrick Madison, the President of Golden Software, Inc., has been a Golden resident for more than thirty years. After growing up and going to school in Montana, he came to Golden in 1979, working as a computer science instructor at the Colorado School of Mines.
Pat co-founded Golden Software in 1983. Over the years, the Golden Software product line has grown to include some of the most widely-used scientific graphing software titles in the world, among them Surfer, Grapher, MapViewer, and Didger. Golden Software has sold over 100,000 software licenses to date, and their products are in use in over 177 countries and on all seven continents.
Golden Software is located at 809 14th Street in downtown Golden.
Pat has been actively involved in the Golden community for many years. His contributions include:
- Served on the Golden Volunteer Fire Department for 8-1/2 years, four of them as an officer.
- Attended Leadership Golden in the class of 1993/1994.
- Served on the Leadership Golden Steering Committee in 1994/1995.
- Active in the Rotary Club since 1990, including terms as President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Editor of their newsletter.
- Tutored students in computer use in the Golden public schools.
- Elected to the Golden Gate Fire Protection District Board of Directors
Pat is also the sculptor responsible for some of our most popular local artwork: the two schools of trout (one behind the Golden Hotel, and the other on Clear Creek, below Parfet Park) and the butterflies, located at the Rotary Amphitheater, behind the police station.
Pat is the father of two grown daughters, one a public school teacher and the other a newspaper reporter. Both daughters went through the Golden school system. He has climbed all 54 of Colorado’s mountains over 14,000 feet and has backpacked over 1,000 miles in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park.