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.
Job Fair This Week to Fill More Than 250 Positions in West Michigan
More than 80 West Michigan employers will be represented at the job fair Tuesday. Job seekers should be prepared for on-site interviews and the possibility of immediate job offers.
Want to be a Conservation Officer? Michigan DNR is Hiring
Want to protect Michigan's natural resources and serve the public? The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is hiring conservation officers.
Two Dead in Separate Shootings Saturday in Grand Rapids
Police do not believe the two shootings are connected. Anyone with information is asked to contact GRPD directly at 456-3400, or anonymously at 774-2345.
Jonny B’z in Eastown to Close, Reopen as New Restaurant
After nine years, Eastown's Jonny B'z, known for its hot dogs, is closing at the end of September.
Free Cat and Kitten Adoption at Michigan Humane Societies This Weekend
Michigan Humane Society is offering free cat and kitten adoptions at all locations through Sunday.
Grand Woods Lounge Opening Second West Michigan Location
The Grand Woods Lounge in downtown Grand Rapids is expanding.
Founders Announces Year-Round KBS, Unveils New Espresso Version
You'll soon be able to get Founders Brewing Co.'s Kentucky Breakfast Stout year round, and they're coming out with a new extra-espresso version.
GRPD Asking For Help Identifying Arson Suspect
The person is suspected of two arson attempts at a home on Grand Rapids Northeast side.
Child Approached by Stranger Near a Jenison Elementary School
A child playing near Roseswood Elementary School in Jenison was approached by a stranger Sunday night who attempted to get the child to leave with him.
New Grand Rapids Brunch Joint Opens This Month
Sounds like Morning Belle will be a good spot to get your day-drinking on with breakfast cocktails like mimosas, bellinis, Bloody Marys, and spiked cold brews.
Creston Market Broken into 5 Times in a Month
Owners say the thieves steal cigarettes and other convenience store items.
Police Warn Car Thefts on the Rise in West Michigan
GRPD say they've seen a nearly 25% increase in stolen motor vehicles compared to last year.