Meet the Team

Susanne Hill – Co-Owner/ Sales Director

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 works hard to mold The Madisonian and its products into the most progressive and efficient means to reach the Madison County market. Susanne 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 – Co-Owner/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 Graphic Designer 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 and her 1967 Aristocrat camper.

 

 

Sara Racine – Circulation Manager/Sales Assistant

Sara comes to us from the East Coast: more specifically, Vermont. She made the trip out west in 2003 with only a tent and her snowboard, in hopes of finding a new place to live where fresh turns could be found into the summer months. She found that in Montana. Sara has spent all of her working years in customer service and enjoys every minute of it. A people person at heart, she fits into her role as Circulation Manager perfectly and loves visiting business owners of the area and creating relationships. Recently building a house with her husband, it looks as though she is here for the long haul. When not at work, Sara can be found hanging out with her husband and three dogs, watching the Red Sox and mountain biking or skiing in this magnificent valley.

 

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Faith Moldan – News Manager

A native of Minnesota, Faith moved to Bigfork, Mont. after college to pursue her love of writing and sports in the mountains of this great state. She is happy to be settled in Madison County after moving around a bit the past five years. Faith and her main squeeze Fred have one daughter, one dog and one cat and reside in Harrison where they enjoy the small town friendliness and views of Hollowtop Mountain. She has experience working in politics and education as well as journalism. Faith is a supporter of her college alma mater’s sports teams – Go big. Go blue. Go Jacks. – The Minnesota Twins and Vikings, and even the Minnesota Timberwolves. Journalism to Faith is a great way to continue learning about new things and having great adventures she wouldn’t otherwise have.

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Born and raised in Kansas, Abigail graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and set her sites on Montana. She has been fortunate enough to workin 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owners: Erin Leonard and Susanne Hill

News Manager: Faith Moldan • news@madisoniannews.com • (406) 471-3636

Reporter: Abigail Dennis • a.dennis@madisoniannews.com • (913) 961-9410

Sales Director: Susanne Hill • s.hill@madisoniannews.com • (406) 596-0661
Circulation Manager/Sales Assistant: Sara Racine • sara@madisoniannews.com
Art Director: Erin Leonard • ads@madisoniannews.com

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