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 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.
A group of diners at Le Dîner en Blanc to support the Woodbury Heritage Society's efforts to preserve the Miller Barn.
Wodbury Heritage Society hosts its second annual fancy fundraiser.
Two actors from Open Door Community Theatre's "Shrek: The Musical" peek through a doorway.
During the past year, a group of longtime Woodbury theater folks came together to found Open Door Community Theatre.
A long exposure photograph shows the city lights and cars on Radio Drive in Woodbury.
A familiar intersection takes on a magical glow in the dark.
A group of young girls pose for a photo at Starlight Cinema, Woodbury's outdoor summer movie event.
Woodbury’s favorite outdoor movie tradition returns this month.