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.

There’s No Place Like Home

As anyone who listens to the station probably knows, my daughter, Courtney Wade, has been in Australia since last June working as a nanny in the little Northwestern city of Karratha. Courtney graduated from Nevada Union in 2012 and did not have much interest in going straight to college – opting for a “gap year.” That year has turned into two, but she is learning in a way I can only envy. She has traveled all over Australia, spent three weeks in Thailand,. and made a couple of pit stops in China.

Her Visa expiration date is the main reason she will be back for the summer, but will return to her post as caregiver to Jeremiah (who has learned to walk and is beginning to talk – he calls her CoCo – under her watchful eye) in September just time for his second birthday.

I am taking a couple of days off to get to know the woman who is returning to me in place of the girl who left. She requests Mexican food and time at the South Yuba River. She is learning what Dorothy told us so long ago – no matter how great the adventure, there is no place like home.

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June 25, 2014


Welcome home Courtney

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