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.
You Can Get Married in an Aldi Store Just a Few Hours From West Michigan
Love Aldi so much you could marry it? Well, I don't know if that's possible... BUT you can get married IN an Aldi, if you're so inclined...
Did You Know Two of the World’s Best Concert Venues are in Grand Rapids?
Grand Rapids is a GREAT city for live music, with more than 25 venues to watch local and national acts. Well, two Grand Rapids' concert venues are being recognized as some of the best in the world!
International Wine and Food TV Show Shooting in Northern Michigan This Week
The wine and food of northern Michigan are being highlighted on an international television show!
Police Search for 16-Year-Old Missing From Southwest Michigan
The St. Joseph County Sherriff's Office is asking for help finding missing 16-year-old Isbella Kendall.
Rooftop Pickleball Courts Opening Downtown Grand Rapids
Like to play pickleball with a view? Grand Rapids' first rooftop pickleball courts are opening downtown!
‘Viral Sensation’ Handheld Chicken and Waffles Restaurant to Open in Grand Rapids
You've heard of the dish "chicken and waffles", but what about chicken IN a waffle cone? No fork required! A new restaurant selling portable fried chicken dishes is coming to Grand Rapids.
Debit, Credit Card Reader Issues at Meijer Stores in Grand Rapids and Nationwide
If you visited a West Michigan Meijer store on Saturday, you were welcomed by a sign on the door stating, "We are currently experiencing issues accepting electronic payments... "
WATCH: Michigan Animal Sanctuary Featured on Rachael Ray Show
A few years back, Daniel McKernan quit his job in tech to start an animal sanctuary right here in Michigan. They've saved more than 500 animals in need! The nonprofit was recently featured on Rachel Ray's TV show.
Northern Michigan Brewery Buys Motel to House Staff Amidst Affordable Housing Shortage
What does a company do if their employees can't find places to live? A Northern Michigan Brewing Company's solution was to buy a motel.
Want to Own Part of Mighty Mac? Pieces of Michigan’s Iconic Bridge are Up For Auction
Want to own a piece of the Mighty Mac? Vintage parts of Michigan's Mackinac Bridge are up for auction!