Our Team

Our Team

Matthew Maxwell

State Department Specialist

Matthew has over five years’ experience in the hospitality field and has been working with State Department employees under the HRPCS lodging program for the past two. He went to school in Florida and graduated from FSU in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration. He enjoys spending time with his Fiancé and Goldendoodle puppy Cheddar as well as working out in his spare time. His passion for excellence is always on full display during all of his interactions with fellow employees and customers alike. Matthew is constantly trying to improve to offer the best service possible to all of his clients.

Karen Goff

State Department Specialist

Benj Farmery

Managing Member

Benj Farmery, managing partner and owner of Madison Hospitality. Hospitality has deep roots for Benj, following in his Father’s footsteps, with a career in the hotel industry after graduating from James Madison University in Harrisburg, Virginia, Benj started his career with Marriott and enjoyed success with Studio Plus Hotels and Prime Hospitality, Capital Hospitality, and Windsor Communities before the creation of Madison Hospitality in 2005. Benj has a strong drive and passion for the industry. Along with his staff, Benj is committed to providing unparalleled customer service, support, and guidance as it relates to temporary housing. As a civilian lodging consultant, Benj serves on the United Service Organization's Senior Enlisted Advisory Committee.

Matt Scarborough

Vice President of Operations

Matt has been with Madison Hospitality for 10+ years. Previous to Madison, Matt has experience working in property management for 12 years for Windsor Communities. He is a graduate of Robert Morris University outside Pittsburgh PA and lives in Leesburg, VA with his wife and 2 sons. Active in his son’s youth sports activities, he coaches football and basketball. When not in the office or with his boys and their sports, he and his family enjoy the fun and sun of Ocean City, MD.

Cathy Bokman

Client Support

Cathy Bokman, former COO Madison Hospitality, brings a lifetime of hospitality experience to the Madison Hospitality Team. She began her career in the hotel industry after graduating from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She enjoyed roles with Marriott, Sunburst Hospitality, Crossroads Hospitality, and BF Saul Hotels. Her experience spans from Director of Sales to Hotel General Manager, Regional and later Vice President of Sales, Vice President of Operations, and Franchise Owner before joining Madison Hospitality in 2015. Cathy is passionate about building great teams that will take care of the guest. When asked, she often says, “It is our responsibility to provide a comfortable and care-free stay for our guests with no excuses”.

Rick Carlson

Field Services Manager

Rick has been in the housing industry for 12 years as a Field Service Manager. He enjoys the daily challenges that arise as no two days are the same. He has inspected and prepared thousands of beautiful apartment homes for our guests. He prides himself on troubleshooting the small details to ensure each guest stay is perfect. Prior to working in the housing industry, he worked for the US Border Patrol/CBP from 2007 to 2008. He also is a certified mold inspector and remediator. In his spare time, he stays very active in the skateboarding and music community. His teenage son is a county wrestling champion, and his teenage daughter is an MVP fastpitch softball champion.