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.
Michigan Man Arrested For Climbing Mount Rushmore
A 19-year-old from the Detroit metro area has been fined $1,000 for climbing The Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Wayland Stops By GRD Ahead of West Michigan Shows [VIDEO]
Our West Michigan guys Wayland are back home for a run of shows this week! They stopped by the GRD studio to chat about the shows and some exciting things happening for the band!
Shinedown’s Eric Bass Talks with WGRD [VIDEO]
Shinedown bassist Eric Bass called in to chat with GRD about the show Wednesday, July 25 at Soaring Eagle Casino, producing Shinedown's latest album, and more.
Blink-182 Coming to Grand Rapids September 17th
Blink-182 are making a stop at 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids September 17th!
City of Grand Rapids Hosting Free Dog Swim Event
Cool down your hot dogs at Wag 'n' Wade at Richmond Pool August 26.
Police Find $60K in Cash Hidden in Michigan Priest’s Ceiling
The investigation continues into a priest accused of embezzling money from an Okemos, Mich. church.
Hot Dog Deals in West Michigan for National Hot Dog Day
Let's be frank (you're welcome), here are the places across West Michigan where you can score free or discounted dogs July 18.
Wyoming Grocery Store Closing
Ken's Fruit Market on 28th Street is closing its doors for good.
Want to Be a Police Officer? GRPD Will Pay You to Attend Police Academy
Want to be a police officer? Now is your chance! GRPD is accepting applications for recruits through Sept. 7.
Nonstop Flights from Grand Rapids to Miami Coming this Winter [VIDEO]
With how hot its been this summer, you might not be planning a Miami vacation right now... But come winter when West Michigan is buried in snow, you'll now have a new nonstop option for getting to Miami.
CDC Says ‘Don’t Eat Kellogg’s Honey Smacks’
Last month Kellogg's recalled Honey Smacks cereal in connection with a Salmonella outbreak. The CDC is now advising that no one eat the cereal, regardless of package size or best-by date.
Tires Slashed on 28 Cars at Holland Mobile Home Park [VIDEO]
Nearly 30 vehicles were damaged early Thursday morning at Lincoln Estates Mobile Home Park in Holland.