Hollie Grimaldi-Flores

Hollie Grimaldi-Flores


Hollie Grimaldi Flores was born in Binghamton, New York and raised in a nearby suburb, Vestal. She is the youngest of seven children. In 1985 Hollie moved to California with a degree in radio and television production out of Syracuse, NY. She worked for an award winning video production company, David Watts Productions, in San Francisco and for the writer of a top weekly radio show, Countdown USA in Marin County as well as for KRCB-TV, a public access television station in Rohnert Park, CA before moving to Grass Valley in 1995. After relocating to Nevada County, Hollie worked in a mechanical engineering firm and eventually started her own bookkeeping business before deciding to pursue a return to her first love  broadcasting. Hollie is past president of Soroptimist International of Grass Valley and the Board of Directors of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition. Hollie has two children from a previous marriage. Trevor Daniel Wade born in 1990 and Courtney Taylor Wade born in 1994. She is married to Ernie Flores and is sharing the responsibility of raising five boys: Michael, Stephen, Nicholas, Christopher and Timothy aged 26 to 17 as well. When not at the station, Hollie enjoys spending time watching local sports, hiking at the river, reading and attending local events with friends.

Another Little Something from the “Tell Me Something Good” file

Many times I am reminded of this incredible community of people who choose Nevada County.  Here is another one to make you smile.

: My story is about the free dental day on April 21. 2012 offered by Dr. Gary Sumner and his staff.  I heard about the event on KNCO and quickly noted it on my calender. I recently had lost several fillings and don’t have dental insurance so I was budgeting to have the fillings replaced, one at a time. I arrived at the event at 5 a.m. and as the sun came up it was the beginning of a beautiful day. Lots of people were there to have dental work done and Dr. Sumner’s staff was very busy getting everyone registered. The staff was giving up their Saturday on this beautiful spring day, yet they all were so nice and helpful it really seemed like this was where they wanted to be. Dr. Sumner provided breakfast snacks which I thought was great. What really blew me away was hearing that they were also going to be grilling hot dogs and burgers for lunch! AND they even provided entertainment with a live band, right there in the parking lot! It was a regular party! As Dr. Sumner worked on my filling, he remarked how pleased he was that this year the people who showed up were all locals. It was the local people he wanted to help most. I sat in the chair and listened to the friendly bantering between Dr. Sumner and his staff and thought to myself, “I’ll bet this is a great place to come to work.” It’s such a positive and happy environment. I am so grateful for everything that all those involved provided Nevada County residents with that day. They are all an incredible asset to our community!

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