Writer Bios


Growing up in the beautiful Driftless region of southwestern Wisconsin, senior editor Jennifer Pitterle learned to speak Norwegian, to cross-country ski, and—best of all—to love reading and writing. She fell in love with magazine writing during college, and is delighted to return to it at Tiger Oak after stints in technical writing and public broadcasting. She loves getting to know a community from the inside out, through its schools, businesses, arts scene and interesting characters. When she’s not at her desk, you might find Jennifer penning her Scandinavian-American culture blog or hiking in Minnesota’s prairies and woods. Have a great story idea (or just want to chat in Norsk)? Say hello at


The sky over Woodbury.
A photographer’s eye finds celestial beauty on a summer night.
East Metro Symphony Orchestra director Craig Hara
Craig Hara is the new director of the East Metro Symphony Orchestra.
Stonemill Farms
Photographer captures the pastoral vistas of the Stonemill Farms neighborhood.
Kids on stage at Merrill Arts Center.
As registration time approaches, find programs and camps for all ages at Merrill Arts Center.
A dog at the Central Bark Pet Expo
The Central Bark Pet Expo is devoted to furry and feathered family members.
A grandmother holds her grandson in this Focus on Woodbury winning photo
Each month, we feature one of the photos from our 2019 Focus on Woodbury photo contest.
The East Ridge High School choir practices
The Suburban East Conference Music Festival includes performances by conference-school bands, choirs and orchestras
A member of Woodbury Community Theatre holds the program for "Young Frankenstein."
Woodbury Community Theatre presents a musical adaptation of Mel Brooks' classic film.