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.
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.
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 fast-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.
Gabby is a recent graduate from the University of Sioux Falls, having earned a degree in Media Studies and a minor in Art. With a long-time passion for music, she loves to collect vinyl records, attend a multitude of concerts, and perform with local choirs. When she’s not sharing people’s stories for 605, you can find Gabby hanging out with friends, watching sitcoms, cruising around town, creating various digital drawings, or browsing around her happy place, Target.