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 Whole Food Thing

I went to the Wild and Scenic Film Festival and saw a documentary called “GMO OMG.” It explained how GMO (genetically modified organisms) are finding its way into our food – all kinds of food from all types of sources. It made me think more about focusing on home gardening and patronage of farmers markets. Nevada County has so many to choose from, we are quite fortunate. A recent guest on Fitzsimmons and Flores said rather then try to fight the big companies, simply vote with your dollars. If it is important to you, support the local growers by buying locally, in season. It makes perfect sense.

I want to learn more and have an opportunity to do so this weekend at the Sustainable Food and Farm Conference. It is at the Vets Hall and runs Saturday and Sunday. Find out more at foodandfarmconference.com

1 Comment

January 16, 2014

Eileen Richardson

Thanks for the information and link.

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