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


Nick Landon works on a piece of clay art. Classes at Edina Art Center introduce children to a variety of media and techniques.
Camps, classes and activities for kids to gain skills, make memories and have fun this summer.
Up-to-date equipment helps keep student athletes safe.
Youth coaches and trainers lead the way in protecting student athletes from concussions.
Perfectly priced presents for moms, dads, grads and more.
Dr. Jim Rohde, volunteer and board member with Healing Hands for Haiti, in his home with a piece of Haitian art.
Physician Jim Rohde dedicates three new buildings for his Haiti-based volunteer organization.
Fashion designer Laine Sou Weinberg celebrates 25 years of Kokoon