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.

Hopeful Future

Last week I had the opportunity to judge Senior Projects at Nevada Union High School.   Students spend a minimum of 20 hours working on their given project in addition to writing a research paper on a related topic, producing a poster and then giving a presentation.  I had volunteered  once before and both times I have been given “technology” as the category to judge.   I am not sure why.  I do not know a lot about technology.  I do not own an IPod, IPad, or even a Smartphone.  I delayed texting until last year.  Regardless, I listened intently last week as nervous students presented projects which included filming and editing a documentary, building an electric guitar, designing an app and earning money from it, designing a hydrogen fuel cell that actually increased fuel efficiency and designing and building a solar convection system that heated water in an old tub.  I have to say the entire experience left me hopeful.  Also,  I think I need to return to school!  There is still much to learn.

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