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.
Is Your City One of Michigan’s – and the Country’s – Best Places to Live?
A new study has revealed the top 25 places to live in the Mitten State and one Michigan city is ranked among the top 100 best places to live in America.
More Store Closings – Is West Michigan Losing Its Foot Lockers?
Foot Locker has announced the closure of hundreds of its brick-and-mortar stores in North America.
John Ball Zoo Opens This Weekend – Check out the New Animals at the Zoo
Definitely a sign summer is on the way: Grand Rapids' John Ball Zoo opens this weekend! And there are new animals to see!
How Rude! New Study Finds Michigan to be One of the Rudest States
You hear about "Midwest Nice"... but maybe we're not so nice in the Mitten State?
Grand Rapids Asks Residents to Help Control Spongy Moth Population This Spring
If you've ever seen duct taped wrapped around trees in the springtime, here's what's going on...
When Do Michigan’s Soo Locks Open for the Season?
The first official day of spring is Monday - another sure sign spring is on the way, Michigan's Soo Locks are opening up soon!
Michigan to Get First Guy Fieri Chicken Guy! Restaurant, 19 More On The Way
Celebrity Chef and TV host Guy Fieri's chicken chain is coming to the Mitten State!
Hearing Sirens March 22? Here’s What Is Going On
Spring means storms in Michigan and state officials want to make sure we're prepared for severe weather.
Electric Cheetah Closes One Of Its Grand Rapids Restaurants
Sad to see one of Electric Cheetah's locations closing, but the silver lining is a new restaurant is opening in its place soon!
Michigan DNR Officers Seize Crystal Meth, Guns During Traffic Stop in the Woods
The people in the car told the officer, “We are just out looking to hunt stuff.”
Is It Illegal in Michigan to Cross Over White Lines to Change Lanes?
I thought so, but apparently not always...
James Beard Award-Winning Chef Opening New Pizza Restaurant in Grand Rapids Area
A chef who won the "Best in the Midwest" James Beard Award is plotting a new wood-fired pizza and fresh pasta restaurant in the Grand Rapids area.