Meet the Angus journal team

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Brett Spader

President

As Angus Media president, Brett Spader leads a team of talented professionals who assist Angus breeders through marketing and advertising services, including sale books, websites, advertising and custom marketing plans.

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Miranda Reiman

Senior Associate Editor

Minnesota native Miranda Reiman has called the agriculture industry home for as long as she can remember. Her childhood was spent on a diversified grain and livestock farm, and after attending South Dakota State University, she found herself working with Certified Angus Beef for 15 years.

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Jaime Albers

Graphic Designer

Behind each article layout in the Angus Journal is graphic designer Jaime Albers, who joined the team in 2018. A Saint Joseph, Mo., local, Jaime’s only experience with the agriculture industry was through a childhood friend with a family dairy in her younger years, but today she has fully embraced the beef industry.

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Jacque McGinness

Advertising Team Lead

Advertising Team Lead, Jacque McGinness, has been with the Association for 23 years. From paging the publications to taking subscription requests and sending out renewal notices and magazines, she helps oversee each issue from start to finish.

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Kaysie Wiederholt

Advertising Coordinator/Graphic Designer

Since October 2020 Kaysie Wiederholt has been working with the Angus Journal and Angus Beef Bulletin as an advertising coordinator/graphic designer. Growing up on a cow-calf and row crop farm in Maryville, Mo., Kaysie is no stranger to the livestock industry.

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Julie Mais

Editor

Angus Journal editor, Julie Mais, started her career with the Association in May 2018 but has been dedicated to working in the beef industry for member-driven organizations for the past 10 years.

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Megan Silveira

Assistant Editor

Coming from a background in the Business Breed, Angus Journal assistant editor, Megan Silveira, knew she wanted to work for the American Angus Association following a summer Angus Media internship.

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Heather Lassen

Special Projects Editor

As an editorial proofreader for the Angus Journal, Angus Beef Bulletin, AJ Daily and Angus Beef Bulletin EXTRA, and updating the Angus calendar with sale dates, Heather Larson, helps breeders across the country stay up-to-date on industry news.

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Kathy LaScala

Corporate Sales Manager

Kathy LaScala grew up on a dairy farm home to a herd of Holstein cattle in western New York, and today she works along the Angus breed and members as the corporate sales manager for Angus Media.

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Melinda Cordell

Advertising Proofreader

For the past 15 years, Melinda R. Cordell has served readers of the Angus Journal and Angus Beef Bulletin as the advertising proofreader. From spelling to data points, Cordell helps to ensure every ad is accurate and correct for Business Breed members.