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.
Five Finger Death Punch and In This Moment Coming to Soaring Eagle
Five Finger Death Punch and In This Moment will be rocking Mt. Pleasant this summer.
New Hotel Mertens Adding Bakery, Cafe, Event Space
Construction at the French restaurant has begun and is expected to be finished this spring.
Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson Coming to Grand Rapids
Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are bringing their "Twins of Evil: Hell Never Dies Tour 2019" to Van Andel Arena August 13th!
Dogs Rescued from South Korea Meat Farm are Coming to Michigan
Almost 200 dogs rescued from a meat farm in South Korea are coming to shelters in the the U.S., with eight of those dogs coming to Mid-Michigan.
91 Dogs Flown to Michigan For Chance at Life and Love on Valentine’s Day
Ninety-one dogs from the West Coast, days from being euthanized, were welcomed to Michigan shelters on Valentine's Day.
Payless to File for Bankruptcy, Close All Stores
Payless will be closing all of its remaining 2,300 locations when it files for bankruptcy later this month.
Detroit Rapper Vents About Winter in New Music Video
Man, he's tired of all this f****** snow.
MI Secretary of State Offices Closed This Weekend and Monday
All Michigan branches and online services will be closed for a computer upgrade Friday at 5p.m. until 9a.m. Tuesday.
MI Law On Passing Emergency Vehicles Goes into Effect Wednesday
Drivers who fail to follow the new law could be subject to a $400 fine.
West Michigan School Getting Rid of ‘Rebels’ Mascot
The Godfrey-Lee Board of Education voted Monday to stop using the "Rebels" mascot. They also voted to appoint a group to make recommendations for a new mascot.
Michigan Free Fishing Weekend is Feb. 16 – 17
Anyone can fish for free and a license is not required.
Wildlife Center will Name a Salmon After Your Ex and Feed it to a Bear This Valentine’s Da…
Got a real turd for an ex? You've got some options this Valentine's Day that'll help you get revenge, be a little petty, AND help out animals.