Grace began her magazine work in 2015 after taking an internship with a local magazine before joining the HER team in 2017. In addition to her work with HER, she is also the crime and breaking news reporter for The Sentinel-Record newspaper.
Although her initial interest in journalism was more focused on investigative journalism, she quickly realized the more personalized and creative format associated with magazines was more her forte.
She grew up in Hot Springs, but spent several months each year traveling across the country working for her family’s concession business. She graduated from Hot Springs High School in 2012 and studied English and art with a concentration on journalism at Lyon College in Batesville, Ark.
“I feel so fortunate that I was able to find a job that allows me the freedom to utilize all of my creative abilities. Initially, I thought once I left college I was going to have to choose between my artistry and writing, but persistence, dedication and an awesome company has allowed me to do it all,” Grace said.
She said her favorite part of the job is listening to the police scanners at work and getting the scoop on all of the insanity that goes on around town.
In her free time, Grace loves participating in different community organizations throughout town and spending time with those close to her. Her hobbies include acting, yoga, photography, hosting a weekly radio show, and most recently, roller skating and pottery.