- A member of the class of 1988, Mr. Madenford participated in band, chorus, P-O-P and varsity baseball at Schuylkill Valley.
- He earned a BA in German and International Studies from Lock Haven University, an Oberstufe Zertifikat (advanced level certificate) in German linguistics from the Universitat Paderborn in Germany, and a M.Ed. in German language/literature and teacher certificate in second language learning from Susquehanna University.
- He is the author of several books about the Pennsylvania Dutch language and culture, co-edits an international PA Dutch publication, collaborated and
starred in the documentary film Pfalzisch in Amerika, and produces a YouTube channel dedicated to all things Pennsylvania Dutch.
- Mr. Madenford currently teaches German in the Keystone Central School District and is a guest lecturer at Penn State University.