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’m getting married in September! My fiancé 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, House of Cards, Chelsea Handler's Show, 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.
Sietsema Orchards and Cider Mill Closes
Anyone looking forward to apple picking, cider, and doughnuts this fall at Sietsma Orchards this fall will have to find another place to go.
REI Coming to Grand Rapids in Spring 2019
The 20,000 square-foot store will carry gear and apparel outdoor activities including paddling, biking and running. In-store workshops will be offered as well.
Boulder Ridge Animal Park’s Baby Giraffe’s New Name Is… [VIDEO]
It's not Giraffey McGiraffe-Face...
Battle Creek Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder in Road Rage Shooting
A 21-year-old woman has been arrested in Battle following a shooting during a road rage incident Saturday.
Driver Killed in Crash During Police Chase in Southwest Michigan
A 24-year-old Berrien County man has died after crashing into a tree during a police chase in Niles in which speeds reached over 100 mph.
Michigan Man Arrested For Climbing Mount Rushmore
A 19-year-old from the Detroit metro area has been fined $1,000 for climbing The Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Hot Dog Deals in West Michigan for National Hot Dog Day
Let's be frank (you're welcome), here are the places across West Michigan where you can score free or discounted dogs July 18.
Wyoming Grocery Store Closing
Ken's Fruit Market on 28th Street is closing its doors for good.
Want to Be a Police Officer? GRPD Will Pay You to Attend Police Academy
Want to be a police officer? Now is your chance! GRPD is accepting applications for recruits through Sept. 7.
Nonstop Flights from Grand Rapids to Miami Coming this Winter [VIDEO]
With how hot its been this summer, you might not be planning a Miami vacation right now... But come winter when West Michigan is buried in snow, you'll now have a new nonstop option for getting to Miami.