Our mission

605 Magazine is an independently owned, monthly publication that is distributed throughout the community free of charge (scroll below for the full list of locations).

In a nutshell, 605 Magazine is for both males and females with content on life, entertainment, fashion, and health. The main goal of the publication is to help people connect, unwind and highlight those who are making a difference in their community.

605 Magazine has been molded for young adults but is read by people across the board. All of our contributors have a passion and drive for writing and the arts.

What is most important to us at 605 is to give young adults what they don’t have in other publications: A voice.


Alana Snyder
Founder | Editor-in-Chief
Email: asnyder [at] 605magazine.com

Alana received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Dakota with a double major in contemporary media & journalism and English. If you can’’t tell, she is passionate about the written word. After writing for a local women’’s magazine in town, Alana realized there was nothing geared towards young adults and wanted to create a publication to celebrate young culture in a growing, vibrant city. She hopes to recognize those who make a difference and help local businesses thrive as they target an underserved part of the community. Alana also started a quarterly wedding publication, Dainty Obsessions. When she’s not ripping out her hair from constant deadlines, she is either a.) watching Bravo, b.) eating Mexican food, or c.) napping with her English Bulldog and Boston Terrier, a.k.a. The Smooshed Face Mafia.

John Snyder
Director of Sales & Marketing
Email: jsnyder [at] 605magazine.com

John was born in Philadelphia, Pa in the glorious ‘80s: the same year the first IBM PC went on sale and the DeLorean rolled off the line. He has since lived in Cocoa Beach, FL, Honolulu, HI and Hollywood, CA. John has been living in Sioux Falls, SD since 2007 and loves everything about Sioux Falls except the frigid winters. He is excited to bring a lot of outside perspective to the great group at 605 and the clients looking to reach its readers. In his spare time, John enjoys learning Muay Thai and BJJ, bird watching, smoking his Savinelli pipe, watching the History Channel, and playing in the backyard with his two dogs.

Kerry McDonald
Art Director
Email: kmcdonald [at] 605magazine.com

Art Director Kerry McDonald first began work for 605 Magazine as an illustration intern.  After completing her graphic design + media arts degree at Mount Marty College, she grew to further her work with the magazine. Currently, Kerry uses her love for typography and ranged design talent to compile both 605 Magazine and Dainty Obsessions. Kerry’s subtle quirks include her color coordinated closet and her somewhat unhealthy Pinterest obsession.



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