Starting out as a weatherman/TV-Radio host for TV8 in the 70's, I also played "Captain Woody" on the TV8 afternoon kids show, might be the most recognized personality in the West Michigan area having been on radio and TV for the better part of three decades. I'm originally a "Hoosier" from Muncie, Indiana and always wanted to be in “show biz”. After graduating from Ball State University, I stayed in Indiana, working in radio and TV in Richmond, Muncie and Indianapolis. I moved to Grand Rapids to work at WOOD-TV. I'm deeply involved in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community. I've served on the board of directors of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the Metropolitan YMCA, and Easter Seals-Michigan. I also assist the Salvation Army, DeGage Ministries, JDRF, Disability Advocates, Hope Network, and various other non-profit organizations. Interests: I love golf, travel, reading, dining out, theater and movies. And, of course my children and grandchildren. I have seven children and thirteen grandchildren. We have a busy life. Music: I love all kinds - especially jazz, blues, and classical, rock and pop hits. The best part about my job: The ability to make a difference in the community.
The New Downtown Grand Rapids Outdoor Amphitheater Name Just Announced!
There is so much excitement around Grand Rapids today as the next big development is coming soon to downtown. It's the $116 million dollar outdoor amphitheater along the banks of the Grand River. Now it has a name!
Want to Visit Some Really Weird Michigan Festivals? These Are The Best!
We're always up for a good festival and celebration in Michigan. But if you’re looking for your next true Michigan festival adventure, you must get to one of these weird festivals here in Michigan.
What Would You Do if You Won $4 Million Dollars? A Grand Rapids Man Will Travel!
There is one Grand Rapids man jumping for joy right now. He has just won $4 million dollars in a Michigan Lottery game.
Take a Train to See Fall Colors? You Can in Coopersville this Fall!
Michigan Color tours are always fun as the leaves change beginning up north usually around the first of October and moving down to our neck of the woods by the second and third weeks.
Star Trek’s Star Ship Enterprise’ Sulu (George Takei) Coming to Grand Rapids
Space, the final frontier! How about Grand Rapids, the next frontier. Beam me up Scotty! Well, we are, sort of because the Star Ship Enterprise' Sulu will be in Grand Rapids in November.
The Most Expensive Cities in Michigan to Live? You’ll be Surprised!
The cost of living keeps growing and all of our budgets are being challenged .Naturally many folks are re-thinking their finances and if they're considering moving, where would the best place in Michigan to move?
Still Crazy Laws on the Books in Michigan? Absolutely! Take a Look!
This is really going to surprise you that Michigan still has some of the craziest laws still on the books in the country.
Grand Rapids’ Jordan Carson To Sing National Anthem at Detroit Lions Game
Before the Lions game begins this Sunday at Ford Field there is the National Anthem and many are super excited since former WOOD TV personality Jordan Carson will be singing.
People Are Actually Moving to Michigan But Where Are They Coming From?
Did you know that more and more people are moving to Michigan?
Are the Detroit Lions Now Considered One of America’s Most Likable Teams?
People across America have been jumping on the Detroit Lions bandwagon, and suddenly they were becoming the darling and one of the most likable football teams in the country.
Is There Danger in Michigan? Yes and These Are The Most Dangerous Cities!
Is Michigan a dangerous state? Not really compared to many other states with higher crime rates. However, there are many spots and cities here in Michigan that are more dangerous than others and places you may want to be careful of.
What’s With Grand Rapids Parking Ramp and Parking Lot Ticket Booths?
Have you noticed the ticket booths in the downtown parking ramps and parking lots?