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.
Free Cat and Kitten Adoption at Kent County Animal Shelter
Been looking to bring a kitty into your home? Now is the time!
Carhartt, Lands’ End Coming to Grand Rapids Shopping Center
More shopping options are coming to Grand Rapids this fall.
14-Year-Old Boy Missing From Newaygo County
Jayden Stone was last seen on August 17 while his family was vacationing in Newaygo County.
More Than 2 Dozen Phones Stolen at Grand Rapids Music Festival
After a weekend music festival near downtown Grand Rapids, police are investigating approximately 30 reports of missing phones.
Man Missing From Kalamazoo County
Police are asking for the public's help finding 49-year-old John Robert Salmons of Parchment.
Grand Rapids ‘Margarita Madness 5K’ Shut Down, 2 Arrested
Sounds like some "madness" did go down at the race...
West MI Mom Gives Out Over 200 Backpacks to Neighborhood Kids
Angela Sharifsain recently gave out over to 200 backpacks packed with school supplies to children in her neighborhood.
Another Michigan Brewery Paying Off Students’ Lunch Debt
This is an awesome trend!
New Bill Would Make Kratom Prescription Only
A bill has been proposed that would make kratom a schedule 2 drug, as well as require any users to have a prescription to acquire it.
Italian Restaurant in Holland is Up For Sale
Always wanted to own a restaurant? An Italian restaurant in Washington Square that's been in business for 35 years is up for sale.
Traverse City BBQ Joint Coming to Grand Rapids
Sparks BBQ of Traverse City says they've got a date set, finances secured, and staff ready to go for a location in Grand Rapids.
131 Was Shut Down Because of a Loose Cow
If you were stuck in traffic on Northbound 131 Wednesday near Wayland, did you see the cow that was causing all the commotion?