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.





Erin Leonard - Publisher/Art Director

Erin Leonard’s family planted their roots as stamp mill operators in Alder Gulch before the first issue of The Madisonian came off the press in 1873 and have been around ever since. In addition to a long and relevant pedigree, Erin’s love for the visual arts makes her a great addition to The Madisonian team. While her first job as being a mom to her two awesome kids is rewarding, her role as Publisher/Art Director at The Madisonian has become a fulfilling part of her life as well. A graduate of Sheridan High School, Erin studied Business-Marketing at the University of Montana – Western in Dillon and Montana State University in Bozeman. When she isn’t obsessing about the paper, Erin enjoys music, traveling, skiing, the outdoors, art and her 1967 Aristocrat camper.




Abby web2Abigail Dennis – 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.





Caitlin Avey – Staff Writer/Projects Assistant

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.


AmberAmber Greiff - Sales/Circulation

Amber Grieff’s family owned a 500 acre farm and ranch in Willow Creek.  They bought the farm from the railroad in the 1930s for a penny an acre.  After graduation she married the mayor of Ronan’s son and jumped into helping in the family business.  George’s Exxon was a multifaceted gas station, service station, convenience store, and also did propane delivery.  She enjoyed running the convenience store and attending the Kor-Mart conventions. Later she moved to Indiana, and became the Information & Referral Manager for the not-for-profit 2-1-1 call center.   Here, she wrote and published human interest articles for Over 50 magazine.  Amber understands the needs of the small business owner and the outreach goals of the non profits and is looking forward to meeting and working with business owners in the area.


Publisher/Art & Design: Erin Leonard • • (406) 570-0254
Publisher/Accounts Payable & Receivable: Susanne Hill • (406) 596-0661
Editor: Abigail Dennis • • (913) 961-9410
Staff Writer/Projects Assistant: Caitlin Avey • • (406) 930-0795
Sales/Circulation: Amber Greiff • • (406) 579-3407


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