In a nutshell, 605 is a source for what is going on statewide through multi mediums, like the magazine (online and print), social media (over 50,000 followers on all platforms), The 605 Show podcast, the 605 Classic events, 605 Creative Co., 605 Weddings, and more. 605 travels statewide to capture the people and places that make South Dakota unique and amazing.
Let us know if you’re interested in reaching our statewide demographic for marketing and storytelling!




Alana Snyder
Publisher + Founder
Email: asnyder@605magazine.com

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. and is building the 605 Cabin in the Black Hills, which will open in the autumn of 2020.


John Snyder
Director of Sales & Marketing
+ Founder

Email: jsnyder@605magazine.com

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.


Jordan Cushman
Multimedia Designer
Email: jcushman@605magazine.com

Jordan grew up among the fields, cows, and drawn out “oh’s” of Southern Minnesota until moving to South Dakota to pursue a major in strategic communication. You can find him in the 605 office working on layouts, triple checking specifications, and occasionally getting distracted by ducks passing below by the window. When not at the office, you can find Jordan playing guitar, fiendishly consuming music, or buying food for his endlessly hungry cat, Deacon.


Taylor Hanson
Accounts Manager
Email: thanson@605magazine.com

Taylor was born and raised in Sioux Falls, with roots in Garretson. You can find her kayaking down the Big Sioux River, taking day trips to the Palisades, or buying a camera at a local thrift shop. An avid foodie, Taylor can tell you the best places to eat and/or drink around town. Being active, and doing everything at a pace where no one can keep up, explains Taylor in a nutshell.


Tyson Schultz
Multimedia Designer
Email: tschultz@605magazine.com

Tyson grew up on a farm near Sleepy Eye, MN. He has an associates in interior design that he received from Alexandria Technical & Community College then eventually moved to Vermillion for more school and received his bachelors in graphic design from the University of South Dakota. He’s usually at home designing stickers for funsies, or is with his girlfriend walking around the neighborhood pushing one of their cats in a stroller.

Dawn Geertsema
Editorial Assistant
Email: dgeertsema@605magazine.com

Dawn has had a passion for writing since her first attempt at writing short stories in fourth grade. Now, she is pursuing a journalism degree at Augustana University. She works for The Augustana Mirror and writes fiction when she gets the chance. When she’s not jamming her fingers into a keyboard, she can be found baking cookies and other scrumptious goods or wandering through Sioux Falls’ parks.


Peyton Brokiewicz
Multimedia Designer
Email: pbrokiewicz@gmail.com

Peyton has had a passion for photography and art her entire life, and discovered her love for graphic design while attending Dakota State University on a softball scholarship. She is now an alumni and enjoys taking pictures of her friends, weddings, and nature. She enjoys being active and finding any excuse to get outside. If you ever hear reggae music cruising through your neighborhood, it’s most likely her rollerblading by, singing her heart out with speaker in hand. (Her apologies, not the best singer.)