Writer Bios


Fresh off undergraduate graduation from the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, Kelly Butorac struck gold with being able to call Tiger Oak an employment home. She lived and breathed the college news scene as a member of the award-winning newspaper team, but made the flop to magazines easily. She enjoys telling a person’s story and giving a voice to those who may not be able to on their own. As a writer for the Community Lifestyle Magazines, she relishes meeting community restaurant and shop owners, event planners and local heroes. When not furiously writing, Kelly loves to cheer on the Twins, curl up with a good book, laugh with friends and return to her old stomping grounds. Got a good story? Email Kelly with your ideas and comments.


Minnetonka’s Heather Holm nurtures a pollinator-friendly backyard oasis
The West Metro Miracle Leaue invites kids with disabilities to play baseball
 WHS teacher Tika Kude and former WHS student Annelies Odermann were nationally recognized for achievements in technology.
Lake Minnetonka area schools help students advance in computer science.
Candy Lack offers one-of-a-kind getaways for women.
 Tom Peterson, owner of Glen Lake Café, is proud of all their dishes, including the delicious walleye.
Tom Peterson opens his second Lake Minnetonka eatery, the Glen Lake Café.
Harvest Moon Co-op makes the most of local resources.
The Wayzata Symphony Orchestra incorporates the talents of WSO veterans and rookies to teach and entertain listeners.
The Wayzata Symphony Orchestra entertains and educates audiences.
Chameleon Concessions caters to the lake area.