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...
Grand Rapids’ Cereal Café and Dessert Shop Now Open in New Location
Grand Rapids first - and only! - breakfast cereal café has moved.
Michigan Resorts Crush It – Three Top List of ‘Best Winery Hotels in the U.S.’
If you'd like to take a trip to wine country this summer, you don't even have to leave the state!
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!
Legal Age to Buy Tobacco is Now 21 in Michigan
The minimum age to buy tobacco products in Michigan has officially been raised from 18 to 21.
State of Michigan Warns of Invasive Insect That Could ‘Wreak Havoc’ on Crops
A bright, colorful insect that damages fruit, hops, and hardwood trees could be the next invasive species in Michigan.
LOOK: You Can Buy Eight U.P. Mansions, Including a Possibly Haunted Hotel, for $3.3M
Not just ONE historic mansion, but EIGHT are for sale in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Want to Work in a National Forest? U.S. Forest Service is Hiring in Michigan
If working outside among Michigan's incredible forests, dunes, and rivers and helping native wildlife sounds up your alley, check out these positions!
Michigan’s First Gluten-Free Brewery Opens Taproom in Grand Rapids
Beer City USA has its first gluten-free brewery and taproom! In fact, it's the first in the whole state! More than a year ago we told you that Brewery Nyx, a completely gluten-free brewery, would be opening up a taproom in Grand Rapids' Roosevelt Park neighborhood. ...
LOOK: Henry Ford’s Michigan Mansion for Sale for $975K
Want to own a piece of Motor City history? A home built for Henry and Clara Ford in 1908 has hit the market.