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.
New Alger Heights Ice Cream Shop Offers Vegan, Dairy-Free Options
Looking for a new spot to grab a sweet treat? A new ice cream shop is now open in the Alger Heights Neighborhood of Grand Rapids!
Krispy Kreme Offering Free Coffee and Doughnuts to Teachers Next Week
With so much uncertainty this back-to-school season, Krispy Kreme is showing appreciation for our incredible teachers.
Pop-Up Drive in Movie Theaters Coming to Grand Rapids, Lansing
Been missing movies on the big screen? Well, Celebration Cinema is opening two new outdoor movie theaters!
Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford Had False Positive COVID-19 Test
The Detroit Lions have announced that quarterback Matthew Stafford had a false-positive COVID-19 test and has been removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Two Michigan Resorts in the Running for ‘Best Wine Country Hotel in U.S.’
Where is your favorite place to stay in Michigan "Wine Country"? Two Mitten State resorts are in the running for the best in the U.S. in a USA Today poll.
Asian Street Food Drive-Thru 2.0 Event Coming Up in Grand Rapids
The Grand Rapids Asian Pacific Festival's first Asian Street Food Drive-Thru Event was so successful last month, they're doing it again!
Grand Haven Launches Mask Campaign to Promote Safety, Unity
The masks are a part of the campaign, “For The Love Of Community”, launched by the City of Grand Haven and the Downtown Development Authority to promote unity, safety, and commerce amid the coronavirus pandemic.
CDC Issues Food Safety Alert for Onions Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
Do you know where your onions came from? If not, toss them, the CDC says.
Looking for a Job? The State of Michigan is Hiring
Michigan is looking to fill more than 250 positions statewide.
One Seriously Injured in Drive-by Shooting in Southeast Grand Rapids
The shooting occurred around 6 p.m. Thursday near Wealthy Street SE and Hollister Avenue SE.
Grand Rapids Native Rob Bliss Creates Viral BLM Video in Arkansas
Grand Rapids native Rob Bliss has shared a new video in which he's holding a Black Lives Matter sign in Harrison, Arkansas.
Grand Rapids East Hills Restaurant Closes, Damaged in Car Crash
Apparently the closure came before the building sustained damage in a car crash.