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.
You Can Fish for Free in Michigan February 15-17
Michigan's Winter Free Fishing Weekend is coming up! Residents and non-residents can all fish for free on inland and Great Lakes without a license.
Former Grand Rapids Babies R Us to Become Giant Wine Store
A former baby and children's store is getting new life as an alcohol mega-shop.
Murder of Grand Rapids Teen Featured on MTV’s True Life Crime
A heartbreaking, horrific story out of Grand Rapids about the murder of Mujey Dumbaya was featured this week on MTV's True Life Crime.
Grand Rapids Bakery Employee Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing Co-Worker
A man is in custody after allegedly stabbing a co-worker at Arnie’s Bakery on Leonard Street NW Friday morning.
Cottage Bar and One Trick Pony Owner Retiring, Putting Restaurants Up For Sale
Downtown Grand Rapids longest-running restaurant is up for sale.
These Are Michigan’s Most Popular Breweries Based on Social Media
A new study has figured out each state's most popular brewery according to Facebook followers, number of Instagram followers, number of Yelp reviews, and the average Yelp rating.
A&E TV Show Live PD to Film in Van Buren County
Just a heads-up if you plan on committing some crimes in Van Buren County...
Grand Rapids Tapas Joint Closes, New Restaurant to Open in Its Place
Things are shifting in the Grand Rapids dining scene!
Grand Rapids First Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open Next Week
The first legal sales of marijuana in Grand Rapids will begin next week.
Jimmy Kimmel Interviews Stoner From West Michigan [VIDEO]
A man from Niles, Mich., has gone viral for his interview outside a pot dispensary.
Grand Rapids Ranked Among Top ‘Thriving’ Manufacturing Cities
A financial services advisory startup has ranked GR third among large cities where manufacturing is booming.
Police Investigate Break-In at Grand Rapids Liquor Store
A party store on Plainfield Ave. NE was robbed early Sunday morning.