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.

Living In Paradise

My son, Trevor, spent four years in Santa Barbara attending the UC there and graduated a month ago. This past weekend, he invited some of the life long friends he cultivated there to come see first hand the beauty that is Nevada County. Friday evening five young adults made their way to Grass Valley. It was so fun to see my son “show off” the place he calls home.

Over the next couple of days, they managed two trips to the South Yuba River, hit more then a couple of local drinking establishments, went hiking near a local lake, dined at some of our favorite eateries, and then there was Karaoke!!!

The reality for me was a reminder of how lucky we are to live in an area where people choose to spend their vacation. The young people were impressed with our beautiful lakes and rivers, the safety of our community and the genuinely nice people they met who were so welcoming.

My son is off on another adventure and will be moving to the East Coast in the fall, but I know when he needs to get away from it all, he’ll have a great vacation destination to visit – one I call “home.”

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