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.
Asian Street Food Drive-Thru Event Coming Up in Grand Rapids
If you've been missing food trucks, you can get your Asian Street Food fix in a few weeks!
Northern Michigan Market’s Sign Says Wear a Mask or Pay $10
Like a lot of businesses, a small, family-owned grocery store in northern Michigan is requiring customers wear masks.
Revamped Restaurant Week Grand Rapids is Happening in August
Restaurant Week Grand Rapids is on for 2020, but with some changes this year to help support local eateries.
Grand Rapids Library Says Stop Microwaving Books To Kill Covid-19
Apparently, in an attempt to kill the novel coronavirus, some folks in West Michigan are microwaving their library books.
Should Columbus, Ohio be Renamed ‘Flavortown’ After Guy Fieri?
Thousands have signed a petition to rename the city of Columbus, Ohio "Flavortown" after Columbus-born chef, restauranteur, and Food Network TV host Guy Fieri.
GRPD Investigate Shooting Death on City’s Northwest Side
At approximately 3 a.m. Friday, officers were called to a man found shot on the front porch of a residence in the 1300 block of Muskegon Avenue NW.
Michigan Brewery Delivers Beer by Seaplane
During quarantine, Shorts Brewing Company in Bellaire, Mich., found a fun, innovative way to get beer to customers-- by seaplane.
Grand Rapids Marijuana Growing Facility Holding Virtual Job Fair
If you or someone you know is looking for a job, Grand Rapids' first standalone cannabis grower operation is hiring.
U.S. Coast Guard Rescues 10 From Sinking Boat in Grand Traverse Bay [VIDEO]
The Unites States Coast Guard along with the help of a Good Samaritan rescued 10 people from a fast-sinking boat in Grand Traverse Bay June 19.
Grand Rapids 4th of July Fireworks 2020 are Canceled
Another big summer event in West Michigan has been canceled due to COVID-19.