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: 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.
Did You Know You Can Rent Camping Gear, Yard Games, and Skateboards for FREE in Grand Rapids?
Heads up if you're looking to get active and enjoy the great outdoors this summer!
Grand Rapids Golf Course Hosting Free Outdoor Showing of ‘Caddyshack’
Well, we've got this going for us, which is nice...
Popular Grand Rapids-Area Truck Stop Diner Opening Second Location
I hear praise for this beloved West Michigan diner ALL the time - and now, they're set to open a new location. If you haven't been to the 76th St. Truck Stop Diner in Byron Center, you're missing out! Seriously, people RAVE about the awesome food and generous portions...
West Michigan Brewery’s Smoker Catches Fire, Fundraiser Surpasses Goal in One Day
After a few difficult years during the pandemic, a Grand Rapids-area brewery and restaurant had another tough setback.
Have You Visited This Michigan Location in the Running for ‘Best Wine Region’ in America?
When people think about "wine country", they often think of Italy, France, or California. Well, there's a place here in the Mitten State getting a lot of attention for its stunning views and tasty wine!
Three Michigan Resorts in the Running for ‘Best Winery Hotel’ in the Country
The Mitten State is getting recognized as one of the premier spots for wine in the country! Not only is a Michigan location in the running for "Top Wine Region in the U.S." in a USA Today poll, but three resorts in the state are competing for top winery hotel in the country!
Giant Yard Games, Pool Deck Furniture Coming to Grand Rapids Pools in Pilot Program
Ready for even more fun while you're cooling off this summer at Grand Rapids' City Pools?
City of Grand Rapids Launches New Program to Help Young Adults Find Careers
The City of Grand Rapids has a new program to help 18 to 24-year-olds find meaningful work.
Empty Lot in Northwest Grand Rapids Transformed into Welcoming Neighborhood Park
A barren lot in northwest Grand Rapids has been transformed into a welcoming, accessible neighborhood park.
Grand Rapids’ Movies in the Park Returns, 2022 Lineup Revealed
Looking for something fun (and free!) to so this summer? Grand Rapids Movies in the Park series is returning and the lineup has been revealed.
What the… Ohio State Trademarks the Word “The”
Well, if you already despised OSU, this isn't going to help...
Neon Dream? Two Unique, BRIGHT, Vehicles For Sale in West Michigan
If you like your ride to get A LOT of attention, there are some eye catching vehicles currently for sale online in West Michigan, including a one-of-a-kind party bus.