Meet the Team


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. • (406) 596-0661


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.  •  (406) 570-0254


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. • (913) 961-9410


Caitlin Avey - Circulation Manager/Reporter

Caitlin is a 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, N.D., as a music education major until I joined the school ewspaper and found a calling in journalism. I transferred to University of Montana to pursue journalism and graduated in the spring of 2014. I recently moved back to 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 more of Madison County. • (406) 930-0795


Rachel Anderson – Sales Manager

Raised in Wisconsin, Rachel obtained an associate degree in marketing from Western Technical College and looked toward moving west. Spending her early 20s exploring, she discovered a passion for the mountains. Her love for snowboarding, hiking and every aspect of mountain culture eventually led her to Southwest Montana. Graduating from Montana State University, Rachel completed an undergraduate degree in liberal studies. A passionate writer with a diverse background in marketing and journalism, she aims to challenge herself in all aspects of life. Off the mountain and out of the office, she spends time with her dog, Maverick Cedar. • (406) 640-2548

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Mailing address: P.O. Box 365 • Ennis, MT 59729
Physical address: 65 N. MT Hwy 287
tel. (406) 682-7755 • fax (406) 682-5013