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.
Lake Michigan 1891 Shipwreck Could be Most Intact Wooden Schooner Ever Found
A cargo-hauling boat lost in a storm in 1891 on a journey from Manistee to Traverse City could be the "most intact wooden schooner ever found".
70s Themed ‘Speakeasy’ Bar Now Open in Grand Rapids
Do you know the secret password? Groovy.
Big Waves on Lake Michigan During ‘Mid-Latitude Cyclone’ [VIDEO]
Something called a "mid-latitude cyclone" swept through Michigan over the weekend. Up to ten foot waves were recorded along West Michigan's Lakeshore. Here's video of the big waves on the big lake Sunday afternoon.
Gun Lake Pizza Place Could Go Out of Business Due to Massive Electric Bill
Mitten Pizza of Gun Lake received an electric bill so high, it might just shut them down.
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.
Wizarding Weekends Coming to John Ball Zoo
Hey Harry Potter fans, John Ball Zoo is officially inviting all wizards, witches, and muggles to "Wizarding Weekends"!
More Than 2 Dozen Phones Stolen at Grand Rapids Music Festival
After a weekend music festival near downtown Grand Rapids, police are investigating approximately 30 reports of missing phones.
Man Missing From Kalamazoo County
Police are asking for the public's help finding 49-year-old John Robert Salmons of Parchment.
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.
Car Crashes into South Haven Restaurant
South Haven Police are investigating after a vehicle went airborne and crashed into Maple Grove Bar & Grill Sunday night.