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.

Letting Go of Clutter

I am not a hoarder.  I repeat, I am not a hoarder. I AM NOT A HOARDER, I am not a hoarder… but, I admit, I have a difficult time with waste.  Ask anyone who knows me.  I eat the leftovers and I have a hard time throwing anything away.   I have had enough therapy to know it originates in a poverty filled  childhood.

That being said, my husband has spent the last week or so purging our storage area.  This includes old computers, clothes that seven children have outgrown, personal financial records, children’s artwork, old vacuum cleaners, room dividers, stereos, stuffed animals, etc.. the list goes on and on.    Every evening there is more “stuff” to go to the dumpster and every evening I find myself with a little higher level of anxiety – until today!  Today I am both relieved and happy as I can rest knowing my “junk” will not be wasted; instead others will benefit.

The old computers and other appliances will benefit the Nevada City School for the Arts E-waste Fundraiser. The clothes will go to the Salvation army to help families in need.  The shredder will be busy with financials and that becomes packing material and the newly emptied storage becomes sanctuary.  We all need a little space to call our own!

I guess my point is, it is almost summer.  Let go of the clutter.  Give to others.  Enjoy the space.


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