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.

Goodbye Nevada Union

My husband and I officially tied the knot in 2001. We had 6 boys and a girl between us.  At the time, the oldest was 15  and the youngest (the only girl, Courtney,) was7.   Along the way our children attended Bell Hill,  Hennessey, Alta Sierra Elementary, NCE, Deer Creek, Union Hill, Magnolia, Cottage Hill, 7 Hills, a short run at Home School – a charter school I am forgetting (Grizzley Hill?)  along with Bear River, and Nevada Union.  To say we have touched base with the Nevada County School System is an understatement!  On Saturday, his youngest Timothy Daniel Flores and my youngest Courtney Taylor Wade will be part of the  Nevada Union Graduating Class of 2012.  Seven and done!

It is a bit surreal to realize we can stop making every decision around practice schedules and school holidays.  Our conversations with our children will not be based on homework, late assignments, overdue library books, or getting to class on time.

I know the people in the attendance office will miss us as we will miss the semi-regular telephone call that begins, “Hello.  This is the attendance office at Nevada Union High School.  Your child (fill in the blank) has been marked absent for one or more periods today.  To clear this absence…. Sadly, that is from memory!!!

My sincere appreciation to all who helped along the way. I know we are never really done parenting, but I am so ready for what comes next!We are moving forward, now under the financial strain of  four in college!

“Are you sad?” a friend asked.  Sad?  SAD?!  How about rejoicing!  How about remodeling!  Yes, there will be tears.  I can not hear pomp and circumstance without a good cry and this has been a long, hard road.  But as much as I love each and every one of the young adults under our roof, I am ready for whatever life is like when the nest becomes empty – and the pantry remains full!



June 11, 2012

Eileen Richardson

Thanks for sharing.

June 19, 2012

K. Alling

Tim (T Flo) was in the Forestry class that I taught this year, and a mechanics class I taught a few years back. Fun kid... I wish him the best of luck.

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