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


A green heron on a dock
A green heron makes a perfect photo subject.
The owners of Dog Threads on "Shark Tank"
Owners Gina and Scott Davis made a deal with star Mark Cuban
The aftermath of a spring blizzard on a dock on Lake Minnetonka.
Even in late spring, a blizzard can be beautiful.
Runners at the finish line of the Luck O' the Lake 5K.
Popular Excelsior 5K returns this month.
A white and brown dog looks above the camera
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Two Swans in the water during winter at Gray's Bay.
Photo captures two lovebirds on a bright winter day.
A model shows off earrings and rings from Patrick Mohs Jewelry
For years, the creative couple behind Patrick Mohs Jewelry sold their jewelry at other stores, shows and events. Now they've got a space of their own.
An independent living quarters for an adult with special needs designed by Denali Custom Homes
How one Wayzata builder is customizing spaces for kids and families with special needs.