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 veterans memorial in Woodbury Lions Veterans Memorial Park
Woodbury veterans are honored and remembered in various ways this month.
A green fog rests in the middle of a pink flower.
Each month, we feature one of the photos from our 2018 Focus on Woodbury photo contest.
An antique Model T sits in front of the historic Miller Barn in Woodbury.
An antique car and a historic barn make for a nostalgic photo.
A bird rests on a reed in this 2018 Focus on Woodbury photo contest winner.
Woodbury photographer finds a friend in the reeds.
Two children play with a dog at Coco's Heart Dog Rescue Academy.
Cocos Heart Academy offers kids the chance to learn about dog rescue and care.
A shot of fireworks in Woodbury. This photo won third place in the Activities & Events category of the 2019 Focus on Woodbury photo contest.
Woodbury teen captures a quintessential summer moment.
Two girls decked out in red, white and blue celebrate the Fourth of July at the Woodbury fireworks show.
Woodbury hosts its annual fireworks display the night of the holiday at HealthEast Sports Center.
Brent Kallman and Eric Miller, Woodbury natives who play for Minnesota United FC.
Minnesota United FC is linked to Woodbury in more ways than one.