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.
GR Children’s Museum Membership Gets You into GRAM for Free in July
Have a membership to the Grand Rapids Children's Museum or Art Museum? You'll be able to use it to get into the other museum for free in the month of July!
Named “Chris”? Get Free Steak at This Michigan Ruth’s Chris This Month
Folks with the legal first name of Chris (or a variation like Christopher, Christina and Krys) can get a free steak at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Ann Arbor.
Good and Bad News for I-96 Drivers [VIDEO]
The good news is that MDOT says eastbound I-96 should reopen Monday, July 2 after 10p.m., but then the second half of the project begins...
Kalamazoo Opens Fire Hydrants During Heat Wave
The city of Kalamazoo is looking to help residents beat the heat in this crazy hot weather.
Are West Michigan Chipotle Locations Closing?
Chipotle announced Wednesday they are closing up to 65 locations nationwide, half of which will close in the next month.
Bear Spotted in Holland [VIDEO]
With all the excitement, you'd think it wouldn't have time for social media...
West MI Father Accused of Recording Daughter and Friend in Bathroom
A 60-year-old man from Norton Shores is accused of setting up a camera and recording his daughter and her friend in the family's bathroom for years.
Art Van Offering Free Flag Trade In During 4th of July Holiday
If you want to fly your American Flag for Independence Day, but it's seen better days-- Art Van Furniture is offering free flag trade in this weekend.
West MI Teen Pulled Over on First Day of Driver’s Ed – By Her Dad!
Really funny, Dad...
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.