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.
14-Year-Old Boy Missing From Newaygo County
Jayden Stone was last seen on August 17 while his family was vacationing in Newaygo County.
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.
Russo’s International Market Closing After More than 100 Years in Grand Rapids
After 114 years, Russo's International Market is shutting its doors for good.
14 Ticketed in Ludington for Trespassing on Breakwater
Fourteen people were issued citations by the Ludington Police Department for trespassing on the north breakwater in hazardous conditions.
Michigan Park Offering Beach Wheelchairs
The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is aiming to make their park more accessible to those in wheelchairs.
GRPD Ask For Help Identifying Sexual Assault Suspect
The Grand Rapids Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a person of interest in an early morning sexual assault on the City’s south side.
These Michigan Beers Ranked Among Most Delicious in America
Have you tried the 7 Mitten State brews ranked among the "most delicious" in the U.S.?
West Michigan Woman Accused of Stomping on Sea Turtle Nest in Miami
A 41-year-old Hudsonville resident is accused of entering a protected area in Miami Beach, Fla., and stomping on a sea turtle nest and poking it with a stick.
John Ball Zoo Free for Kids on Fridays This Summer
Cut down the number of times you hear "I'm booooooooored!" this summer.