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.
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!
Study Finds Grand Rapids is Bummed Out, Another Michigan City is the Saddest in U.S.
Wow. I know it's been a rough few years, with the pandemic and everything else going on in the world... but is Michigan this down in the dumps?
Museum Looking For Crew to Sail Lake Michigan on Tall Ship This Summer
Looking for a summer gig? If you ask me, it doesn't get any better than being on Lake Michigan in the summertime - and you'll learn to sail for free!
Is a Brick-And-Mortar Amazon Store Coming to Grand Rapids?
Did you know that Amazon has actual in-person stores? Well they do, and they're reportedly planning to open the first one in West Michigan.
13 Hilarious Vanity Plates Rejected by Michigan SOS in 2021
SOS says no swear words, sex stuff, poop stuff, booze or drug stuff - that doesn't mean Michiganders didn't try though.
Michigan Woman Tests Positive for COVID-19 on Flight to Iceland, Isolates in Bathroom 5 Hours [VIDEO]
We've heard about lots of air travel issues recently due to COVID-19, but this story takes the cake...
Hey Buuuddy, Pauly is Shore Performing Four Shows in West Michigan Next Year
If you grew up in the 90s and didn't quote Pauly Shore, um, are you even a 90s kid? "Hey buuu-uddy" we all just wanted to be "wheezin' the juu-uuice"!
GR to Light up City Landmarks Red, White, and Blue for Veterans Day 2021
Different landmarks around Grand Rapid will be illuminated red, white, and blue to honor those who have served and those who continue to serve in the U.S. military.