605 Magazine is an independently owned, monthly publication that is distributed throughout the state of South Dakota free of charge.

In a nutshell, 605 Magazine is for both males and females with content on life, entertainment, fashion, and health. The main goal of the publication is to help people connect, unwind, find the latest happenings, and highlight those who are making a difference in their community.

605 Magazine is youth orientated, but is read by people across the board.

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Alana Snyder
Email: asnyder@605magazine.com

Alana started 605 Magazine with her husband, John, in 2009 after realizing content was lacking for younger males and females to connect with in the state. Now a statewide publication featuring arts and entertainment and those making a difference, she is living her dream. Alana also started a bi-annual Midwest wedding publication that is available in stores like Barnes & Noble called “Dainty Obsessions.” When she’s not ripping out her hair from constant deadlines, she is either a.) watching Bravo, b.) eating Mexican food, or c.) napping with her English Bulldog and Boston Terrier, a.k.a. The Smooshed Face Mafia.

John Snyder
Director of Sales & Marketing
Email: jsnyder@605magazine.com

John is an avid soccer player, outdoorsman, Scotch aficionado, and fledgling metal fabricator. He loves his Jeep Wrangler, English Bulldog and Boston Terrier. When he isn’t spending time with one of the aforementioned activities, he can be found rewatching old episodes of “Firefly.”

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

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

Kyle Determan
Editorial Assistant
Email: kdeterman@605magazine.com

Kyle is the editorial assistant for 605 Magazine, and is obsessed with gawking over real weddings from Dainty Obsessions. She spends her time listening to Post Malone, transcribing interviews, and drinking too much coffee, while developing the perfect questions to ask complete strangers

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.

Brian Bieber
Podcast Producer

Brian Bieber is a Sioux Falls writer. He regularly engineers 605 Magazine’s podcast, 605 Show, and very occasionally produces his own podcast, The Ghosts & Horses Radio Hour at GhostsAndHorses.com.

Vaney Hariri
Podcast Co-Host

Vaney Hariri aka V The Noble One is the Co-host of the 605 Show, musician, adventurer, eater of foods and all around man about town.

Kaylyn Deiter

Erin Mairose

As a small-town South Dakota native, Erin moved to Sioux Falls to attend Augustana University where she recently graduated with a double major in journalism and business communications. She loves meeting the people behind every story, and the learning and creative process that comes with it.

Natalie Slieter

Natalie graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in communication sciences and disorders. She has a passion for writing, as well as lazy Saturdays, laughing, and spending time with her husband.

Andrea Van Essen

A Minneapolis native, Andrea is a recent graduate of Augustana University with a triple major in journalism, English and German. When she isn’t busy writing, she enjoys reading, travel, photography and daydreaming about the day when she’ll finally own a corgi.

Alexa Giebink


A South Dakota native, Alexa is happy to call Sioux Falls home. She is a trained historian who enjoys writing, traveling, and skiing.