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.
Grand Rapids Real Estate Listing Goes Viral Due to Bernie Sanders
Since the inauguration, Bernie Sanders and his mittens have been EVERYWHERE. He's been meme-d onto album covers, into TV shows, and now into a Grand Rapids' real estate listing, causing it to go viral.
Humane Society of West MI Will Make a Custom Drawing of Your Pet
For a limited time, HSWM will draw a custom portrait of your pet for a minimum $10 donation. They say, "It may or not be good... but it will be one of a kind!"
Two West Michigan Drive-In Theaters for Sale for $449K [PHOTOS]
Drive-in movie theaters have been a big hit during the pandemic. Well, here's your chance to own two in West Michigan!
Bob Evans Recalls Sausage Chubs For Possible Rubber Contamination
Check your sausage chubs!
Head of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Resigns
The director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Robert Gordon, announced his resignation Friday afternoon.
Put Bernie and His Mittens Anywhere in West Michigan With This Website
Thanks to a 22-year-old NYU student, we can all meme Bern with ease!
GRPD Warn of Phone Scam Impersonating Police Chief
The Grand Rapids Police department say they've received several complaints about scam in which callers are impersonating Police Chief Eric Payne.
Gazelle Girl 5K, 10K, Half Marathon Will Be Virtual Again This Year
A West Michigan race for women will once again be virtual in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Grand Rapids Ranked Among Top Cities for Young Homeowners
According to a new study from Smart Asset, only about 36% of Americans younger than 35 own their homes. The financial tech company released a list of the top cities in which it's easier for this age group to purchase homes, and Grand Rapids ranks near the top.
Michigan Dispensary Will Give You a Free Joint if You Get COVID-19 Vaccine
Well this is one way to encourage folks to get the COVID-19 vaccine: free weed.
Calvin University Approved as COVID-19 Vaccination Site
Calvin University is the first West Michigan university approved by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Division of Immunization to serve as a COVID-19 vaccination site.
Traverse City Winter Beer Festival Canceled This Year
An annual beer festival at Timber Ridge RV Park in Traverse City won't be happening in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.