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.
Did You Know There’s a Wizard Of Oz Festival in West Michigan?
There's no place like home... and our home here in West Michigan has a festival to celebrate the movie that made that line famous!
Visit These Michigan Museums For Free On Museum Day 2022 This Saturday
You can get into six Michigan museums for free this Saturday!
UPDATE: Missing Plainfield Township Woman Found Dead, Police Search for ‘Person of Interest’
The Kent County Sheriff's Office is asking for help locating 33-year-old Mollie Schmidt of Plainfield Township.
Want to Own Your Own Dome Home? Spaceship House Built for Psychic Up For Sale
Well, if you're looking for "unique", this dome home definitely falls into that category...
Gov. Whitmer Shares ‘Back to School’ Throwback Photo, Gives Advice to Students
Whoa. Big hair, Big Gretch!
UPDATE: 45 Sick in Michigan, 10 in Kent County, in E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Wendy’s Lettuce
The CDC is investigating an E. coli outbreak in four states - including Michigan - potentially linked to Wendy's lettuce. As of Monday, August 23, 2022, the number of E. coli cases in Michigan is 45.
Have You Visited This Lake Michigan Beach Ranked One of the Best ‘Secret’ Beaches in the U.S.?
Well, I guess the secret is out...
Police Search for 12-Year-Old Missing From Greenville
The Greenville Department of Public Safety is asking for help finding missing 12-year-old Alayna Wyma.
Michigan’s Final Free ORV Weekend of 2022 is This Saturday and Sunday
Been wanting to hit the State of Michigan's 4,000 miles of off-road trails? Do it for free this weekend!
UPDATE: Illness Killing Dogs in Northern Michigan Identified as Canine Parvovirus
Results from the additional testing facilitated by the MDARD and completed by the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (MSU VDL) have revealed the illness impacting dogs in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula to be canine parvovirus.