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


Two pizzas from Red's Savoy in Woodbury
Go behind the scenes at Woodbury’s Red’s Savoy Pizza, a beloved staple of the east metro pie scene.
A musical number from the dress rehearsal for Stars on Broadway
Aspire Music Academy and Open Door Community Theatre Group team up for this year’s Stars on Broadway revue.
A child plays with blocks
The one-day Just 4 Kidz Fest event features vendors from preschools to summer camps, as well as activities and entertainment for attendees
Award winners at the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce gala.
Celebrate the recipients of the Woodbury Chamber’s annual community awards.
A child holds a wreath in this Focus on Woodbury photo contest winner.
Photographer captures the spirit of the season in her own little elf.
Kids celebrate at the Woodbury rec department's New Year's Eve Family Celebration at HealthEast Sports Center
This family-friendly New Year's Eve party wraps up with plenty of time for a full night’s sleep before continuing the party on New Year’s Day.
Children sing and dance during Aspire Music Academy's Holiday Spectacular.
Aspire Music Academy hosts holiday performances this month.
Baked mac and cheese
Woodbury Magazine staff and board members share favorite holiday recipes.