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 40,000 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
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
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.


Yany Avelar
Multimedia Designer
Email: yavelar@605magazine.com

Yany is a California native, born and raised in Sioux Falls. She graduated South Dakota State University in 2017 with a BS in graphic design with an emphasis in studio art. When Yany isn’t designing for 605, she’s usually at home watching Hulu. She also loves pottery, photography, wine, and printmaking in her free time.


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 is set to receive his bachelors in graphic design this spring 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.