MEET THE TEAM
Co-Founder + Director of Operations
Alana started 605 in 2009 with her husband (and co-worker) John. What started as a monthly publication created in their townhome has grown into a strong brand with a talented team officed in downtown Sioux Falls (not to mention incredible freelancers statewide). The pair also runs 605 Creative Co., 605 Weddings, and the 605 Cabin in the Black Hills.
Co-Founder + Marketing & Event Manager
John has always been passionate about sales and marketing, but he has also delved (deeply) into the photography and cinematography world. No two days are the same as he specializes in working closely with client campaigns and is also busy shooting, editing, and creating projects with 605 and 605’s sister company, 605 Creative Co. You can also find him heading both 605 Classic events. And probably drinking whiskey.
Sales & Account Manager
Greta just graduated from the University of Sioux Falls with degrees in art, media studies, and english. She loves to write poetry, make all kinds of art, and curate extremely specific spotify playlists. In her free time, you can find her picnicking at McKennan Park, reading at the library, traveling with friends, or writing music on her guitar.
Raised in small town Minnesota, Dawn has had a passion for writing since her first attempt at writing short stories in fourth grade. Now she’s enjoying her time with the 605 team, having recently graduated with a journalism degree from Augustana University. When she’s not jamming her fingers into a keyboard or interviewing sources across the state, she can be found wandering through Sioux Falls’ parks and trails with her pup, baking sugary delights, breathing her way through her morning yoga, or snuggled up with her hedgehog.
Lead Multimedia Designer & Photographer
Raised in Harrisburg with large family ties in Larchwood, Cailyn has always been drawn to all things design; both physical and digital. After graduating from SDSU with a degree in Interior Design and a slew of minors, she decided to narrow her focus on the high-paced world of graphic design and photography. Back in the 605 office, you can find her listening to horror podcasts while editing photos, creating the magazines layout designs, or running around town with a camera. Outside of work, you can find her practically doing all the same things for her photography business, CS Galleries, as well as combing through thrift shops, renovating her home, and being a vessel for Asian cuisine.
Multimedia Editor & Photographer
Emily is a creator at heart and is especially passionate about music and photography. She’s active in the area as a classical clarinetist, so you might catch her during a Sioux Falls Municipal Band concert or an area symphony concert. She’s also a wedding photographer, so if you want to talk camera gear with someone, she’s your gal! When not working, Emily loves traveling, trying out new foods with her awesome husband, and geeking out over cats and Japan.
Kelsey is a South Dakota native who grew up in the small town of Flandreau. As a student at the University of Sioux Falls, Kelsey studies Media Studies and Marketing and is the captain of the university’s football and basketball cheerleading teams. She loves being outdoors and spending her spare time hiking, being active, and hanging out with her fiancé.