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.
New Bill Would Make Kratom Prescription Only
A bill has been proposed that would make kratom a schedule 2 drug, as well as require any users to have a prescription to acquire it.
Italian Restaurant in Holland is Up For Sale
Always wanted to own a restaurant? An Italian restaurant in Washington Square that's been in business for 35 years is up for sale.
Traverse City BBQ Joint Coming to Grand Rapids
Sparks BBQ of Traverse City says they've got a date set, finances secured, and staff ready to go for a location in Grand Rapids.
131 Was Shut Down Because of a Loose Cow
If you were stuck in traffic on Northbound 131 Wednesday near Wayland, did you see the cow that was causing all the commotion?
Eastown BBQ Joint Closing After Less Than a Year
A BBQ restaurant on Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids is shutting its doors.
John Ball Zoo Evacuated Due to Gas Leak
Visitors and staff have been evacuated from Grand Rapids John Ball Zoo following a gas leak.
Meet Axel, Grand Rapids Fire Department’s New ‘Fire Dog’
Axel, or "Axe" for short is a Lab mix rescue puppy who's in training now. He'll be helping out with station tours, fire prevention efforts, and community outreach.
GRPD Investigate Two Shootings Hours Apart
Grand Rapids police are investigating two shootings that occurred within hours of each other Friday night into Saturday morning.
Mitten Brewing Company Pays off Michigan Students’ Lunch Debt
Students in Sutton's Bay will be staring the school year with zero student lunch debt, thanks to The Mitten Brewing Company.
First GRCC Students to Receive Metallica Scholarship Graduate
More than a dozen students got recently graduated from Grand Rapids Community College, and it's thanks in part to Metallica.
Boatyard Brewing in Kalamazoo Closing
At the end of August, Boatyard Brewing Company in Kalamazoo will shut its doors for good.
Alexa Has Hundreds of Hilarious ‘Hidden Commands’, Here Are A Few
From movie quotes to Dad Jokes, Alexa is a pretty funny robot.