We are proud to have a number of professional unbiased contributors to our site. We are committed to offering the area bride useful information that is researched and applicable to our area. While we do link to vendors, please know that all vendors are reputable and have earned their referral, not bought it.
Amy Eckert is a SD native with a degree in mass communication from Creighton University. School took her south for a short while, but eventually her heart drew her back home. In addition to gracing SDWS with her prose, Amy also assists in styling and set-up of several SDWS Magazine editorials, editing, writing, monthly blog posting and she’s our pinterest guru.
Shanna is a small town South Dakota girl with a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Communications and Psychology from Augustana College. A hopeless romantic, her love of weddings grew in the planning of her own and while working with her fiancé in cinematic films. In addition to SDWS, Shanna also has her own blog, This Idyllic Life – where she features creative projects & tutorials, personal wedding insights, and everyday tidbits. Shanna will be contributing bi-weekly DIY posts to SD Wedding Style.
Paige Stensland was born and raised in Tea, South Dakota. She attended Black Hills State University where she obtained her Bachelors in Multimedia. She is currently residing in northwest Iowa, and for the past two years she has been assisting in wedding set-up as well as invitation and layout design. Paige is our Executive Media Assistant and we love all of the hard work she does for us.
Kelsey is a registered dietitian with an MS in Nutrition and Food Science from SDSU. She is a Nutritionist at the Brown Clinic in Watertown, SD. She is also a partner in their Strive 2 Survive Program and a recent. For more information on Kelsey’s services or the Strive 2 Survive Program head over to their blog. Kelsey will contribute a new nutrition focused article every other month to help readers prepare for their wedding.
Dr. Dan is the Chief Medical Officer at Brown Clinic in Watertown, SD. He has a BA from Augustana and his MD from USD. He is board-certified with the American Board of Family Practice and has a Certification of Added Qualification (Board Certification) in Sports Medicine. Dr. Dan is also a partner on the Strive 2 Survive Program. Most importantly for us Dr. Dan is passionate about fitness, working out, and helping others to become motivated to do the same. He will be contributing an article every other month with a focus on wedding and life fitness. Dr. Dan is also the South Dakota family Doctor of the Year.
Katlyn works for the South Dakota Department of Tourism on the media team. Originally from southwest Minnesota, she now has found her home and place in Pierre, South Dakota with her family. She loves to take the back roads through South Dakota exploring the hidden treasures and quirky places across the state. Her favorite things about South Dakota include homemade maple-covered donuts from Wall Drug, Little Spearfish Falls in Spearfish Canyon, popcorn balls from The World’s Only Corn Palace, the Missouri River and bike paths throughout the state. Katlyn contributes destination wedding, honeymoon and South Dakota vacation ideas to South Dakota Wedding Style blog as well as writing for SDWS Magazine.