Waukesha, Wisconsin. Author, photographer and traveler Kelly Maddern created Badger State of Mind in 2009. With her passion for writing, photography and traveling Wisconsin, Maddern specializes in exploring the back roads and hidden gems of the Badger State and documenting the small businesses encountered along the way. With her family, she travels throughout the state to discover off-the-beaten-path treasures including wildlife, Friday fish fries, camping under the stars, tailgate parties and much more. Through Badger State of Mind, you'll see that Wisconsin cannot be simply described.