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.
Pantera and HELLYEAH Drummer Vinnie Paul Dead at 54
Legendary drummer, co-founder of Pantera, and current member of HELLYEAH, Vinnie Paul has passed away at 54.
Another West Michigan Restaurant is Closing
A Japanese steakhouse in Grandville has closed its doors for good.
Presidential-Themed Brewery Planned for Portage
You'll soon be able to try beers like the Lincoln Lager, Thomas Heferson, and William Howard Draft at a bar coming to Portage.
Michigan Buffalo Wild Wings Offering BOGO Wings, $1.50 Pints This Week
You've got a few more days to snag this deal!
Need a Job? Postal Service Looking to Hire More Than 500 People
If you or someone you know is looking for a new gig, the United States Postal Service is looking to fill more than 500 positions!
Veggie Trays Recalled Due to Intestinal Parasite Outbreak
Eat any veggie trays over Father's Day weekend? You might want to look into this.
Jeffrey Willis Sentenced to Life For the Kidnapping & Murder of Jessica Heeringa
Heeringa was abducted from the Exxon station where she worked in Norton Shores in 2013. Willis has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for her kidnapping and murder.
2 Motorcyclists Injured in Kalamazoo County Hit-and-Run Crash
Michigan State Police are asking for the public's help following a hit-and-run accident in Schoolcraft Township Friday night.
Cases of Salmonella in Ottawa County Linked to Contaminated Melon
So far, 60 people in five states have been affected, and more than 30 of those are cases are in Michigan.
Giant Castle Apartment Complex in Grandville Ready for Move-In Soon
Want to live in a castle in Grandville? The huge castle-like housing structure on 28th Street just east of I-196 should be ready for renters soon.
New Grocery Store Coming to NE Grand Rapids
Shoppers on Grand Rapids' northeast side will have a new grocery store option this fall.
Michigan College Ranked Among 20 Top Party Schools in U.S.
Well, Sparty does rhyme with "party"...