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.
Heat Wave Prompts Kent County’s Millennium Park Beach to Open Early for Season
It's not *quite* as toasty this week as it was last week, but still, it'll be nice to have a place to go to cool down!
Three Shootings in Grand Rapids Over the Weekend, Two Deadly
Grand Rapids Police are investigating three shootings incidents in the city that occurred over the weekend in which two people were killed.
New Seafood Restaurant Downtown Grand Rapids Announces Opening Date
The wait is almost over! A new "contemporary casual" restaurant serving fresh fish and seafood is opening downtown Grand Rapids before the end of the month.
LOOK: West Michigan Fire Department Rescues Fawn From Pit
It's spring and that means it's baby animal season in West Michigan. A young deer recently got itself in a tricky situation, and thankfully, local firefighters were able to help!
First Ever ‘Local Spins’ Music Festival Celebrating Michigan Bands Kicks Off Next Week
The West Michigan-centric music website Local Spins is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a weeklong festival highlighting Mitten State musicians.
Want to Work on Your Fitness? City of GR Offering 17 Free Outdoor Fitness Classes Starting May 23
Looking to get active outdoors this summer? The City of Grand Rapids is offering a bunch of free outdoor fitness classes!
New Grand Rapids Taco Restaurant Temporarily Closes Days After Opening
A taco restaurant in Grand Rapids' Midtown neighborhood opened its doors on Cinco de Mayo to a lot of excitement - more excitement, it sounds, than the new eatery was prepared to handle.
Comedian Tommy Davidson Coming to Grand Rapids This Fall
Heads up "In Living Color" fans - one of the stars of the 90s sketch comedy show is coming to Grand Rapids this October!
New, Free Summer Concert Series Coming to Muskegon
Can't get enough live music? Good news! A new concert series is coming to Muskegon this summer - and its free!
Shanghai Ichiban Restaurant in Kentwood is Permanently Closing
The temporary closure is now permanent - After 35 years in business, Shanghai Ichiban restaurant in Kentwood is shutting its doors.
West Michigan Band to Appear on TV Show ‘Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives’
A West Michigan band recently took a trip to Flavortown.
West Michigan Shelters Rescue 35 Golden Doodles from ‘Severe Neglect’ at Alabama Puppy Mill
This story is heartbreaking - but it's also heartwarming, in that animal shelters right here in West Michigan have stepped up to save the lives of 35 dogs who were in a horrible situation.