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.
Should Columbus, Ohio be Renamed ‘Flavortown’ After Guy Fieri?
Thousands have signed a petition to rename the city of Columbus, Ohio "Flavortown" after Columbus-born chef, restauranteur, and Food Network TV host Guy Fieri.
GRPD Investigate Shooting Death on City’s Northwest Side
At approximately 3 a.m. Friday, officers were called to a man found shot on the front porch of a residence in the 1300 block of Muskegon Avenue NW.
John Ball Zoo Red Panda Wasabi Gives Birth… To Triplets! [VIDEO]
It's three times the cuteness!
Watch Out for This Invasive Insect That Could Damage Michigan Crops
A bright, colorful insect that damages fruit, hops, and hardwood trees could be the next invasive species in Michigan.
University of Michigan Will Not Host Presidential Debate This Fall
The University of Michigan has bowed out of hosting an upcoming U.S. Presidential Debate due to health and safety concerns about COVID-19.
Famous Ann Arbor Deli Bringing its Reubens to Kzoo, GR This Summer
Zingerman's Delicatessan in Ann Arbor is taking it's delicious sandwiches on a Michigan road trip!
Paw Paw School District Announces New Mascot
After votes by students, staff, and community members, Paw Paw Public Schools has selected a new mascot.
Son Captures Drone Pics of Soon-To-Retire Truck Driving Dad Crossing Mackinac Bridge
Eric Kuipers' dad had a request. After driving a truck with the same company for 41 years, he asked his son to take photos of him crossing the Mackinac Bridge in his semi before he retires.
Michigan Brewery Delivers Beer by Seaplane
During quarantine, Shorts Brewing Company in Bellaire, Mich., found a fun, innovative way to get beer to customers-- by seaplane.
Grand Rapids Marijuana Growing Facility Holding Virtual Job Fair
If you or someone you know is looking for a job, Grand Rapids' first standalone cannabis grower operation is hiring.
U.S. Coast Guard Rescues 10 From Sinking Boat in Grand Traverse Bay [VIDEO]
The Unites States Coast Guard along with the help of a Good Samaritan rescued 10 people from a fast-sinking boat in Grand Traverse Bay June 19.
Gourmet Cotton Candy Store to Open in Muskegon
A new gourmet cotton candy shop is making its debut in Muskegon Friday, June 19.