I grew up in South Haven. Gotta love the Lake Michigan shore! I still feel a yearning for the beach, pretty much daily. I moved to Grand Rapids to go to Calvin College and study theater. Eventually I changed my major to another passion of mine- media. I was lucky enough to nab a position as an intern at Townsquare Media. About 10 years later I’ve had the pleasure of working in many positions, and I love that I get to spend every week day 10-3 talking with you on GRD! The Liquid Lunch is one of my favorite parts of the day! I just got married in September. My husband (that's still a little weird to say, haha!) Charlie and I laugh together every single day, and he puts up with all of my nonsense—which is not a small amount of nonsense… I may have a slight problem with watching too much TV: Anything on Investigation Discovery, Chopped, Real Housewives, documentaries on Netflix… I could go on. Other things I love: My own rude and feisty orange cat (Money Bags! Yes, that's his real name!), the beach (you may have thought I covered that already, but I really, really love it, OK?), reading, ‘90s alternative rock, people watching, drinking on patios, and most of all -- my dear, dear family.
Founders Announces Year-Round KBS, Unveils New Espresso Version
You'll soon be able to get Founders Brewing Co.'s Kentucky Breakfast Stout year round, and they're coming out with a new extra-espresso version.
Child Approached by Stranger Near a Jenison Elementary School
A child playing near Roseswood Elementary School in Jenison was approached by a stranger Sunday night who attempted to get the child to leave with him.
New Grand Rapids Brunch Joint Opens This Month
Sounds like Morning Belle will be a good spot to get your day-drinking on with breakfast cocktails like mimosas, bellinis, Bloody Marys, and spiked cold brews.
Creston Market Broken into 5 Times in a Month
Owners say the thieves steal cigarettes and other convenience store items.
Police Warn Car Thefts on the Rise in West Michigan
GRPD say they've seen a nearly 25% increase in stolen motor vehicles compared to last year.
Krispy Kreme’s Friday The 13th Deal Is 2 Dozen Donuts For $13
Usually thought of as an unlucky day, Krispy Kreme is turning your luck around on Friday the 13th with two dozen doughnuts for $13.
GameStop to Close Up To 200 Stores – Will That Include West Michigan Locations?
The video game and electronics retailers announced they are closing up to 200 stores this year, with more to follow.
Wendy’s to Start Serving Breakfast Nationwide Next Year
Frosty for breakfast? Yum.
GR’s Long Road in the Running for Best Distillery in the Nation
AND best craft vodka, gin, and brandy distillery in the country!
Wizarding Weekends Coming to John Ball Zoo
Hey Harry Potter fans, John Ball Zoo is officially inviting all wizards, witches, and muggles to "Wizarding Weekends"!
West Michigan Cheesecake Factory Looking to Hire 300 Employees
The Kentwood restaurant is hiring cooks, bussers, servers, bartenders, cashiers, and more.
Founders Selling Majority Stake to Spanish Brewing Company
Madrid-based Mahou, currently owns a 30 percent stake in Founders. After last week, documents were filed indicating that they will purchase a 90 percent stake in the company.