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.
West Michigan Nurse Shares Inspiring Picture
A nurse at Mercy Hospital caught this awesome sight as she was heading in to work. Have you been able to capture any inspiring photos around West Michigan recently?
Herd of Deer Roam Southwest Grand Rapids Neighborhood
A group of about 20 deer were spotted hanging out in a residential neighborhood on the southwest side of Grand Rapids.
Tow Truck Parade Along Medical Mile Honors Healthcare Workers
A parade of tow trucks made its way down the Medical Mile Friday night to thank all of our incredible healthcare workers on the front lines during the coronavirus pandemic.
Buddy’s Pizza Offering Half Off to Healthcare Workers in April
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Buddy's Pizza is offering 50 percent off orders for those working on the front lines.
Cedar Springs Company Now Making Personal Protection Equipment
Display Pack in Cedar Springs has shifted to making Personal Protection Equipment for our healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Meijer Taking Further Steps to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
The retailer is asking customers to limit the number of shoppers who come in to the store on each trip. Meijer says they understand this may mean some customers need additional assistance.
Walmart Limiting Number of Customers in Stores Due to Coronavirus
Walmart is the latest retailer to put restrictions in place to encourage social distancing and slow the spread of COVID-19.
Violating Gov. Whitmer’s Stay at Home Orders Could Cost You $1,000
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an Emergency Order on April 2, allowing fines of up to $1000 for violators. Prosecutors are are also able to pursue criminal penalties against violators.
2,000 Michigan Companies Hiring During COVID-19 Shutdowns
Laid off from work due to the coronavirus pandemic? More than 2,000 Michigan companies are looking to fill more than 40,000 positions immediately.
Michigan Couple Featured on John Krasinski’s ‘Some Good News’
Actor and director John Krasinski has stepped up with a DIY video blog, "Some Good News with John Krasinski", shot in a room in his house, complete with a sweet handmade sign.
Founders Offering Curbside To-Go Beer Pickup
Founders says they've come up with a temporary solution to provide the community with delicious beer while still keeping their employees and customers safe.
Virtual Music Festival Supports Michigan Artists This Weekend
This weekend, as we're all staying inside, here is a way to stay entertained AND support our local musicians: Michigan Music Alliance is hosting a virtual music festival.