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.

The more things change…

When I graduated from high school, I gave a speech with a basic message of how school prepared you for school, but not for life. Fast forward (much faster then I had anticipated) 30+ years and my son sings similar sentiment.

From my son, Trevor Wade:

This Is How I Know I’m Smart

This is how I know I’m smart.
I got good grades in high school.
That’s right, mother lover.
Certified intelligent.
I could memorize names AND dates, BOOM.
Of course, I don’t know how to fix a car
Or how to use photoshop.
I can’t do a backflip or a pirouette
And I don’t know the difference between a Sagittarius and a Capricorn,
Which is fine because astrology is dumb anyway.
I know, typical Libra, right?
…is it? I don’t know.
But I could solve for x, BAM.
Even though I don’t know what to say to close a deal or get out of a ticket,
Or convince a girl to like me.
I’ve never changed a diaper or cooked a three-course meal,
I’ve never fixed a roof or sewn a dress,
And I don’t know the difference between a fixed-rate mortage and a—
I can’t name any other type of mortgage.
But I could analyze Great Works of Literature in five paragraphs, BLAMMO.
Then again, all my sculptures are wabi-sabi and my paintings…
Well, they’re best described as “abstract” for lack of a better…artist.
I don’t know the names of many firearms or any chess offensives.
I don’t know who won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1943
Or Best Cinematographer…ever.
I’ve never been to Asia.
I could test a hypothesis, BADOW.
But I’ve forgotten most of my Spanish y yo no se como decir “te amo”
Every plant I’ve ever kept has died, including a cactus my friend gave me for my birthday.
I’ve never saved a life or killed for my country.
But I got good grades in high school.

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