My obsessive love of rock didn't surface until later in life -- around the same time I began learning electric guitar and listening to artists like Jimi Hendrix. I spent the next decade learning everything I could about rock. Along the way I found myself gravitating towards against-the-grain bands like Pearl Jam, Modest Mouse and Queens of the Stone Age. I began pursuing a career in radio after realizing I would be able to talk about music all day and get free CDs and concert tix. After grinding it out on the intern circuit, I landed a job at the Banana! I later became a writer for Loudwire.com and I'm currently the Digital Managing Editor for Townsquare Media Flint.
11 Flint + Michigan Fake News Stories We Debunked in 2016
Now that fake news is being recognized as an epidemic, we've decided to look back at all the fake news stories we debunked in 2016... Before it was cool.
Bentley Middle Schooler May Have Given Classmates Pot Brownies + Lollipops
They know how to have a bake sale at my alma mater. I'm kidding, of course. This is terrible.
Michigan Lighthouse Transforms Into Amazing Ice Palace Every Winter [VIDEO]
This Lake Michigan lighthouse in St. Joseph has become an annual hotspot for photographers and videographers, due to its amazing appearance once it is iced over.
16 Most Nerd-Tastic Pop Culture Moments of 2016… According to Tree
Say what you will about 2016, but it was a pretty good year to be a nerd thanks to all the great stuff on both the big and small screen. These were the best of the best... in my opinion.
Stone Cold Steve Austin Recounts Smashing 115 Beers at Event [VIDEO]
Bro, Stone Cold used to get lit af in the ring.
11 Weird Craigslist Flint Xmas Gifts for the Person That Has It All [PHOTOS]
We all have that one person on our Christmas list who has everything... well, everything except for these rare gems we found while scouring the Craigslist Flint for sale section.
Luke Gets Roasted in Honest Trailer for ‘Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back’ [VIDEO]
It's tough to diss one of the greatest sequels of all time, but the Honest Trailers crew can spot a dark cloud (or Cloudy City) on even the sunniest day.
Local School Closing Rap Parody is a Cringe-Inducing Cautionary Tale [VIDEO]
The Vassar Public School staff manages to embarrass everyone, including the viewer, with their 'Ice Ice Baby' parody video announcing that school would be closed for the day. Seriously, you may want to put your wallet in your mouth before watching.
This Michigan Story Inspired the Most Terrifying Part of ‘Jeepers Creepers’ [VIDEO]
'Jeepers Creepers' was awesome, but did you know the best part was almost an exact retelling of actual events that took place in Michigan?
Marty McFly’s Dark Family Secret Leads to ‘Back to the Future 3′ Conspiracy Theories
The other night I was watching 'Back to the Future 3' with my daughter when I noticed something crucial I'd overlooked for years, which brought up a number of scenarios -- all of which were deeply troubling.
Study: Michigan Falls $4 Billion Short on Annual Infrastructure Spending
A new report says that Michigan misses the mark on infrastructure spending by about $4 billion... every year. That's a lot of zeroes.
WATCH: Dude Plays Amazing Full Band Cover of ‘Billie Jean’ on a Single Guitar
I had never heard of Alexandr Misko before this video, but I've never heard the Michael Jackson classic 'Billie Jean' played like this before either... and likely will never listen to it the same way again.