June 2017 Woodbury Magazine

In the June issue meet Grant West of Walker West Music Academy.

Mandi Folks is a busy stay-at-home mom who has a good eye for photography. Over the past few years, her photos have won recognition in Woodbury Magazine’s Focus on Woodbury Photo Contest, including this one that was taken in her neighbor’s yard.


The Tavern Grill is one of Woodbury’s most popular restaurants; its killer food and drink menu, amazing patio and a top-notch head kitchen manager and staff seem to be its recipe for success.


Whether you’re looking forward to a day of swimming or want to grill some hamburgers to share with friends, Carver Lake Park’s beach is a fun destination this summer. “The beach is a huge draw to the area,” says Mike Adams, Woodbury assistant parks and recreation director.


Jan and Karen Hunt have lived in Woodbury’s Evergreen neighborhood for more than 30 years. Known for dense and mature spruce, pine and tamarack trees, these homeowners transformed their once rustic lot into a manicured shade garden that continues to bring them joy.


When Woodbury resident Grant West came to the Twin Cities in 1966, it was the beginning of an adventure. Not only with the beginnings of the Walker West Music Academy in St. Paul, but with the evolution of his musical career. “I had a natural curiosity for music,” West says.


Everyone tells Amanda Roseth that her job must be so much fun. A professional event planner and owner of Epic Events, Roseth can’t hide the fact that yes, her job is a blast a lot of the time.


Count it off: “5…6…7…8!” Say what? For many of the Woodbury Dance Center (WDC) Dancing Dads, that’s exactly the response they had at their first rehearsal with WDC owner Kathy Johnson Mueller. Plié? Shuffle ball change? Grapevine?


Like a lot of high schoolers, Grace Millington and Michael Skara have part-time jobs that keep them busy after school and on the weekends. But they’ll be the first to say that these aren’t the typical teenager’s job.


In the lobby of the Anytime Fitness corporate headquarters in Woodbury stands a purple signpost emblazoned with four words: People, Purpose, Profits and Play.


The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicole Yoon   

Natasha is trying to keep her family from being deported; Daniel is on his way to an interview that will help him get into Yale. Through a series of events, they unexpectedly fall in love.


Frenchie’s Modern Nail Care is unique. “What makes us different is we are all clean-care,” owner Ryan McEnaney says.


Orangetheory Fitness is opening soon, bringing with it an interesting way of working out. “It’s a heart rate-based full body workout,” owner Courtney Martin says.


Grilling isn’t all about hamburgers and hot dogs. Are you ready to explore some new adventures with your grill? We asked Kowalski’s Markets culinary director Rachael Perron for some unique recipes to spice up your summer grilling season, including these delightful desserts.


Summer is the perfect time for kids to learn the sport of golf or take their skills to a new level.

Eagle Valley Golf Course and Prestwick Golf Club offer some great programs to get your kids
driving and putting.


Longtime Woodbury business Salon Elite has a new home. “Over the last couple of years, our business has really grown,” owner Nikki Schmidt says. “We had outgrown our space. Our staff had grown, our client list had grown.”


Paul Montgomery got into sprinting in 1990 when his children were running track. “I took them to their track meets and I noticed that sometimes there were also adults participating,” Montgomery says. “So it was just an opportunity to run track with my children.”