About

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

In a nutshell, 605 Magazine is for both males and females under 40 with content on life, entertainment, fashion, and health. The main goal of the publication is to help people connect, unwind, find the latest happenings, 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.

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Staff

Alana Snyder
Alana Snyder
Publisher
Email: asnyder@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
John Snyder
Director of Sales & Marketing
Email: jsnyder@605magazine.com

John is an avid soccer player, outdoors-man, Scotch aficionado and a fledgling metal fabricator. He loves his Jeep Wrangler, English Bulldog and Boston Terrier. When he isn’t spending time with one of the aforementioned activities, he can be found rewatching old episodes of "Firefly."

Kerry McDonald
Kerry McDonald
Art Director
Email: kmcdonald@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.

Denise DePaolo
Denise DePaolo
Managing Editor
Email: ddepaolo@605magazine.com

Denise has lived in six states, but considers Sioux Falls her hometown. Her lifelong love affair with storytelling began with the childhood habit of relaying embellished accounts of real life events to friends and teachers. While studying English and History at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL and University of South Dakota, she contributed to both Razorcake and 605 Magazine. After graduating from USD, Denise began working as the morning producer at KSFY TV in Sioux Falls. She subsequently moved to evenings, producing KSFY News at 6 p.m. and KSFY News at 10 p.m., and was eventually promoted to senior producer. She joined the 605 Magazine team as managing editor in June 2014, bringing her passion for relationship building and sharing information. In her spare time, Denise enjoys live music, dining out, and hiking South Dakota’s innumerable trails.

Locations

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