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: 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.
Michigan Creamery’s Chocolate Ice Cream Wins Best in the Entire U.S.
Did you know that the best chocolate ice cream in the whole country is made in the Mitten State?
Unlike This Year, Michigan’s Minimum Wage Will Increase in 2022
I thought it had been a while since I'd heard about minimum wage increasing in Michigan... yep, that's because we missed a year.
Walker Police Handing Out Gift Cards Instead of Tickets for Equipment Violations
Well, this could be a nice surprise this holiday season.
Sales Pending: Who is Buying The BOB and GLC at 20 Monroe Live Downtown Grand Rapids?
Two of downtown Grand Rapids' most popular entertainment destinations could have new ownership soon. Sales are pending at The B.O.B. and GLC Live at 20 Monroe
Blandford Nature Center Welcomes Two Young Bobcats – You Can Help Name Them
What do you think, do the brother and sister cuties look more like Lil and Phil, Leia and Luke, Artemis and Apollo, or Lilo and Stitch?
Grand Rapids’ Harmony Brewing Company Expands to Sell in Stores, Offer Wine and Spirits
You'll soon be able to buy Harmony Brewing Company beers in different restaurants and stores across West Michigan. After a decade in business as an exclusively on-site sale brewpub, Harmony Brewing Company has officially changed its licensing to a become a microbrewery...
Grand Rapids Eatery in the Running for Best New Restaurant in the Entire U.S.
Out of all the restaurants that opened across the U.S. in 2021, a new spot downtown Grand Rapids is in the running for the best in the whole country.
West Michigan Holiday Market in the Running for Best in the U.S.
If you've still got some Christmas shopping to do, there's a holiday market selling local goods, crafts, and food that's getting national attention!
Looking for Love? Grand Rapids is Great for Singles, Study Finds
Single and ready to mingle? According to a new study, Grand Rapids is just grand for single folks.
Three Killed, Multiple Injured in Michigan High School Shooting
Three people have died and six were injured in a shooting at Oxford High School on Tuesday.
Winter Weather Advisory Monday Evening Through Tuesday Morning
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of southwest, central, west central, and south central Michigan 5p.m. Monday, November 29th through 3a.m. Tuesday, November 30th.
Michigan State Police Take a Jab at Ohio State after U-M Loss
The University of Michigan win over Ohio State had many Michiganders celebrating Saturday. Even the Michigan State Police couldn't help rubbing it in...