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.
Dazzling Nighttime Light Show ‘IllumiZoo’ is Back at John Ball Zoo
Get ready to get your glow on! A dazzling, interactive, nighttime light show has returned to Grand Rapids' John Ball Zoo.
West Michigan Wildlife Rescue in Danger of Closing Without Our Help
A wildlife rescue and rehab center that's saved more than 4,000 animals over the past 20+ years is facing permanent closure unless the community steps in to help.
UPDATE: Missing Kent County Teen Found Safe in North Carolina
The Kent County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a 13-year-old female who may be headed to North Carolina with a 19-year-old male.
UPDATE: Suspect Accused of Killing Grand Rapids’ Mother of 5 Extradited From Mexico
A man wanted for murdering 33-year-old Mollie Schmidt has been extradited from Mexico and is now at the Kent County jail.
Stupid or Spooky Smart? Horror Villain Michael Myers Makes Cameo in Real Estate Listing
As we near Halloween, signs of the spooky holiday pop up all over the place - but is a real estate listing the right place for it?
What Improvements Do YOU Want in Grand Rapids? The City Wants to Know
Grand Rapids is a great place to live - but there's always room for improvement, right?
Calvin University’s Free Lecture Series Includes Jeopardy’s Ken Jennings
The holder of the longest winning streak on Jeopardy! (and current co-host), Ken Jennings, is coming to Grand Rapids' Calvin University this winter.
Grand Rapids Park Gets City’s First Solar Powered Picnic Shelter
Grand Rapids' Riverside Park has gotten even more upgrades!
3 Michigan Bars Ranked Among ‘Best Brew Pubs in America’
When it comes to craft beer, Michigan knows what's up. Often ranked among the "best beer states" in the U.S., there are three Mitten State breweries getting national recognition in a new poll.
Say Hello To The Hello Kitty Café Truck Coming to Grand Rapids This Weekend
Fans of Hello Kitty are in for a treat this weekend! (Literally, there are yummy treats involved...)