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
Co-Founder + Director of Operations
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 2021.


John Snyder
Co-Founder + Marketing & Event Manager
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
Lead 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
Sales & Account 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.


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

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 is pursuing a journalism degree at 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, or snuggled up with her hedgehog.