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.
2,000 Michigan Companies Hiring During COVID-19 Shutdowns
Laid off from work due to the coronavirus pandemic? More than 2,000 Michigan companies are looking to fill more than 40,000 positions immediately.
Michigan Couple Featured on John Krasinski’s ‘Some Good News’
Actor and director John Krasinski has stepped up with a DIY video blog, "Some Good News with John Krasinski", shot in a room in his house, complete with a sweet handmade sign.
Founders Offering Curbside To-Go Beer Pickup
Founders says they've come up with a temporary solution to provide the community with delicious beer while still keeping their employees and customers safe.
Virtual Music Festival Supports Michigan Artists This Weekend
This weekend, as we're all staying inside, here is a way to stay entertained AND support our local musicians: Michigan Music Alliance is hosting a virtual music festival.
Lowes Hiring 30,000 in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
While many companies are forced to lay off employees during the coronavirus pandemic, the home improvement chain is looking to add to their workforce.
Students at Michigan’s Interlochen Center for the Arts Release ‘Bye Corona’ Video
Stay home, stay indoors, wash your hands, and eventually we’ll all be able to say, “Bye Corona!”
Bravo Cucina Italiana on East Beltline is Permanently Closed
With restaurants temporarily closing and others moving to take-out only during the coronavirus pandemic, another West Michigan restaurant has closed its doors indefinitely.
Family Fare, D&W to Offer Free Same-Day Prescription Delivery
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, SpartanNash-owned pharmacies are making it easier to get prescriptions.
Krispy Kreme Offering Free Doughnuts to Healthcare Workers
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Krispy Kreme is joining other companies who want to say thank you to healthcare workers on the frontlines.
Front-Line Workers Can Get Free Coffee at Starbucks
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Starbucks is offering free coffee to those working on the front lines.
TGI Fridays in Kentwood is Permanently Closed
With restaurants temporarily closing and others moving to take-out only during the coronavirus pandemic, one West Michigan restaurant has closed its doors indefinitely.
Domino’s to Hire 10,000 in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
While many companies are forced to lay off employees due to the coronavirus pandemic, Domino's Pizza is looking to expand its workforce