Kiel Mutschelknaus - Illustrator Kiel is originally from Brandon, SD and graduated from Augustana College with an Art major and Math minor in 2007. He is currently a graphic designer at Fresh Produce and has been since January ‘08. Kiel enjoys creating anything and everything. He hopes to continue working in the visual realm, hopes to write and draw an illustrated novel, open a “creative only” subscription shop, become an art professor, and make Sioux Falls the art mecca of the upper Midwest (watch yourself Minneapolis!). Kiel also “curates” a local arts blog called Graphic Content, at: desktopsoil. typepad.com/graphic_content Check out Kiel’s illustration with Sabina’s article on sun exposure.
Kiley Barnes - Writer Kiley is native to Beresford, SD, but currently resides in Sioux Falls. She graduated this May with an English degree from the University of Sioux Falls, where upon she will be faced with the difficult task of finding a real-life, boring job like a real-life, boring adult. Her dreams include traveling, freelance writing and one day publishing a successful children’s book. In her leisure time she enjoys good music, good food and good friends, along with some dancing, too. Kiley has four of the best Midwest road trips and reasons why you should run a 5k or marathon.
Danielle Rae Jaeger - Writer Danielle is 20 years old and grew up in Sioux Falls, SD. She recently completed her second year at MSU in Mankato, MN, pursuing a major in Journalism with a minor in Creative Writing. Danielle hopes to one day work as a columnist at a prestigious magazine or newspaper, write her own novel and travel as much as possible. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, friends, family, and her four dogs. She also has a deep love and respect for cheerleading, dance, music, and art, as well as an unhealthy obsession with candy and gas station slushies. Danielle wants you to Get Involved this issue with Sioux Falls Synergy.
Molly Keen - Writer Molly was born and raised in Sioux Falls and is currently a junior attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is an Advertising major with an Art minor, but is still undecided as to what she wants to do when she “grows up.” In her spare time Molly likes to listen to and make music, hang out in coffee shops, travel as much as her budget will allow, read, and... well, write. Check out Molly’s article on busting beauty myths.
Kyle Vanhove - Writer Kyle is 25 years old and is living in Sioux Falls, SD, where he pays the bills working at Citibank, and is working as a freelance journalist in his free time. Since moving to Sioux Falls three years ago after graduating from Dakota State University, his work has appeared in the Argus Leader, the Monthly Mix, and weekly at Examiner.com as the Sioux Falls Event Examiner. His favorite smell in the world is Pizza Hut ovens firing up, and he has a weakness for caramel. Check out Kyle’s article on The Golden Bubbles in the music section.
Rob Specht - Photographer Rob is a native of Sioux Falls and has a Finance degree from Colorado Technical University. After discovering a family heirloom camera that his grandfather had once used, he developed an interest in photography that has since become a passion. Fulfilling the family tradition of photographers that skipped his father’s generation, Rob enjoys photographing many angles of life, people and places. He enjoys spending his summers traveling to the lake or regional music festivals, and hopes to develop the skills to become a photographer full-time. You can follow Rob’s work by adding him on Facebook, and keep on the lookout for a website coming soon. Rob’s photo can be found this month in A Taste of Sarcasm.