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.

Rain, Rain….

I grew up in New York State. The year I graduated from high school, my town was listed number five as the best place to grow up if you are a duck (according to the Farmers Almanac.) As I recall, we followed cities like Portland and Seattle. I know rain and snow and slush and grey skies. It played a huge factor in my decision to move West. I am not a big fan of the grey. I love, thrive on and have a real need for sunshine.

So when I say, “I am ready for some rain” it is not said without going against my very core. However, I realize how important the wet stuff is to our economy, our way of life, our very survival. I get it. Let it rain, rain and rain some more – for about two days at a time. One day of sunny skies and then a couple more days of rain. Repeat until April.

Maybe that is asking too much, but I am hoping for a balance – enough rain so we can all go play in the river when the sun comes out.

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