Meet Our Staff

Susan Quarne - Publisher (email)

Susan Quarne is an experienced business publisher. Overseeing the inner workings of Cheese Market News since its inception in 1981, Susan delivers a standard of excellence unmatched elsewhere.

In a world where "content is king," Susan leads Cheese Market News in a direction to deliver the highest level of coverage and service in the cheese business. Her continued enthusiastic approach to helping grow the cheese industry is evident as Cheese Market News successfully combines serious news, analysis, attention to detail, passion and integrity week after week.

Kate Sander - Editorial Director (email)
Kate Sander, editorial director, has overseen CMN's editorial department for more than two decades. As editorial director, Kate edits articles and guides the overall direction of news coverage as well as writes special features including the monthly Retail WATCH profile. Kate is committed to bringing CMN's readers analytical and investigative news coverage each week. Raised on a dairy farm in Oregon, Kate brings to the paper a lifelong interest in all aspects of the dairy industry. Kate is a graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a degree in journalism.

Alyssa Mitchell - Managing Editor (email)
Alyssa Mitchell, CMN’s managing editor, oversees the daily operations of the editorial office, including editing, layout and market reporting. She also writes original articles and special features. Alyssa has a degree in news editing from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. While there, she worked as a reporter and copy editor on the campus newspaper. Post-college, she worked for a year at The Gazette, a group of community newspapers in Gaithersburg, Md., doing layout and copy editing. She also worked as a copy editor for the news department of the Advisory Board Company, a health care strategy firm in Washington, D.C., for two years prior to beginning her career at CMN in 2008.

Rena Archwamety - Senior Editor (email)
Rena Archwamety joined the CMN staff in May 2007. As senior editor, she writes and edits news and original feature articles, covers international and food safety issues, updates CMN's website and assists with the layout process. Rena received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Carleton College and a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She worked as a copy editor for Carleton's The Carletonian and as a food and science reporter for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s The Daily Cardinal. She also completed internships at The Kearney Hub in Kearney, Nebraska, and Muse Magazine in Chicago. Prior to joining CMN, Rena worked as a freelance writer for local and national publications.

Trina La Susa- Assistant Editor (email)
Trina La Susa, CMN's assistant editor, writes and edits news and original feature articles. She also assists with social media, web design, the layout process and market reporting. Trina received a bachelor's degree in journalism with a dual emphasis on reporting and strategic communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has reported for multiple media outlets including The Daily Cardinal, West Bend Daily News, WORT 89.9fm and the Isthmus.

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