Writer Bios


Originally a Jersey girl, freelance writer Carolyn Pierson is happy to call Minnesota home. She enjoys running around the lakes near her home, moseying through farmers markets, and donning cross-country skis for the better half of the year. February 2011 marked the start of her involvement with Southwest Metro Magazine, and she’s enjoyed conducting interviews and getting to know the community ever since. She can’t wait to receive her copy every month to see what else is going on in the area! When not writing for the magazine or copy editing for Thomson Reuters’ marketing department (her day job), Carolyn can be found with camera in hand, documenting her ongoing house projects or capturing beautiful sunsets over Lake Harriet. Little-known fact: she plays the violin! Carolyn lives in Minneapolis with her husband – but is sure to touch base with her Jersey roots at least twice a year.


Between patchwork and patterns a group of women stitch together lasting friendships.
A look at the automobile through the lens of a photographer.
Behind the scenes with local actress Doree Du Toit.
Local caterers make holiday meal-planning a snap.
The secret ingredient to a beautiful work of art is food.
Practitioners in Maple Grove help patients find health and happiness through holistic treatments.