Meet the Angus journal team


Brett Spader


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.


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.


Doneta Brown

Advertising Account Executive

With a father who worked as a feed salesman, Doneta Brown spent a majority of her childhood working on their family farm and communicating with other farmers and ranchers in the area. Doneta has been putting that experience to use as an employee of Angus Media for 23 years and currently serves as an advertising account executive.


Monica Ford

Advertising Graphic Designer


Julie Mais


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.


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.


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.


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.


Jacque McGinness


Circulation coordinator, 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.


Kaysie Wiederholt

Account coordinator/graphic artist

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.