Meet the Team

Susanne

Susanne Hill – Publisher/Accounts Receivable & Payable

A Montana State University graduate, Susanne specialized in health marketing and program management. She has owned several businesses and enjoys packaging her management experience with her marketing background to provide creative and effective promotional strategies. While her career has taken her across the country and back again, Susanne is a fifth-generation Madison County native. She has a genuine passion for the area and the success of local businesses. She and her husband, Matt, are the proud parents of a golden retriever and more horses than they should admit to owning. Together they all enjoy frequent, random adventures in this beautiful area they are lucky enough to call home.

s.hill@madisoniannews.com • (406) 596-0661

Erin

Erin Leonard - Publisher/Art & Design

Erin Leonard, co-owner and operator of The Madisonian, Montana’s oldest continuously publishing weekly newspaper, has deep roots in Madison County. Her family first arrived in the Alder Gulch as stamp mill operators before the first issue of The Madisonian came off the press in 1873, and has been around ever since. Erin is passionate about the visual arts and, as the paper’s art director, she takes advertising and design very seriously. Her first job, however, is being a mom to two awesome kids: Harper, 8, and Jack, 5. A graduate of Sheridan High School, Erin studied business-marketing at Montana State University in Bozeman. She left Montana for a few short years, living on the East Coast and the West, before she and her husband, Chris, came running back. Erin’s love of her hometown, Virginia City, led her to serve on the town council. When she isn’t obsessing about the paper, Erin enjoys music, traveling, skiing, the outdoors, art, running and her 1967 Aristocrat camper.

ads@madisoniannews.com  •  (406) 570-0254

Abby

Abigail Dennis – Managing Editor

Born and raised in Kansas, Abigail graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and set her sights on Montana. She has been fortunate enough to work in newsrooms all over the world from Chicago to South Africa, but followed her passion to Madison County, an area she’s visited and loved for years. Journalism is Abigail’s outlet to pursue any topic that interests her — it lets her creatively explore many of the things that pique her curiosity. Outside the newsroom, Abigail’s passion is travel, something that has motivated her to experience adventures in many states and multiple countries across the globe. Oh, and she’s busy writing the next great American novel, so stay tuned.

a.dennis@madisoniannews.com • (913) 961-9410

Caitlin

Caitlin Avey - Circulation Manager/Reporter

Montana native and graduate from the University of Montana School of Journalism –I enjoy talking to people and love writing long-form features where I can dive deep into history and tell a story. I like to travel, hike, ski, and do whatever I can to get outside. I love dogs, anything purple and the occasional Sunday nap. I lived in Sheridan from age four to 10 before moving to Big Timber, Mont. I spent two years at Jamestown College in Jamestown, North Dakota as a music education major until I joined the newspaper and found a calling in journalism. I transferred to UM to pursue journalism and graduated in the spring of 2014. I recently moved back to the Sheridan to work for a family friend through the tax season and started freelancing for The Madisonian, and now I’m here! I’m excited to be part of the team and learn from the staff – to broaden my skills and finally put my degree to good use! I can’t wait to get to know and explore Madison County.

news@madisoniannews.com • (406) 930-0795

 
 
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