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


Minneapolis Institute of Art, Art in Bloom, floral art, floral arrangements, Mary Ann Morgan
Woodbury floral artist shows off her skills at MIA’s Art in Bloom event.
Ojibway Park, Woodbury parks, Ojibway Park renovation, Woodbury Parks and Recreation
The beloved community park wraps up its renovations this summer.
Newport Library
Entering the Newport Library is like stepping back in time.
Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce Community Expo
Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce hosts annual gathering this month.
The Polar Plunge
This photo took second place in the Activities & Events category of our 2018 Focus on Woodbury photo contest.
Team Technology shows off a Macbook with an iMac in the background.
The people behind this Woodbury business have been experts in Macintosh computers for over 40 years.
Al Shams and wife Debra stand in front of a renovated 1880 Woodbury farmhouse.
As the renovation gets underway, we talked with the current owners and the granddaughter of the original owners to learn about the home’s past, present and future.
Best Flights Home Travel Bill Routt Woodbury
Stories and travel tips from a veteran globetrotter.