Meet the Team

Kathryn RaakerKathryn-Chef

International/ Domestic Radio and TV Personality, Motivational Speaker, Public Relations Consultant and Founder and CEO of the Tri State Connection, a Multi-Media Pr and Marketing Company. She founded it in Cincinnati in 2003. Kathryn Raaker, the syndicated host of multiple television shows and radio programs, has completed more than 150 media tours. As the director and producer of her own programs, Kathryn interviews inventors, authors, and product developers, which allows her to introduce her audience to new ideas, inspirational inventions and innovative people. Her expertise in product placement, product launches and product line exposures have gained her a stellar reputation in the industry. Kathryn, is the Executive Producer and Host  created The Chef You and is a Personal Chef and has been cooking since she was seven years old. She created the series to make help people to live healthier lives and make America Fit one Reality Bite at a Time.


Mark Dare

Mark currently serves as the main technology contact or IT manager to more than 5 different businesses in the Cincinnati area. He has maintained many very long term relationships, over 10 years, with clients. It seems that the only way he stops serving a client is when competitors buy out the client. In some cases competitors have bought out clients in order to get access to the custom software that Mark has either designed or written.


Paula Norton

Paula Norton has been in business for 39 years capturing the finest visual images of Cincinnati USA and its business/civic leaders through her custom portrait, advertising, event and news photography.

A sole proprietorship, Paula Norton Photography has had a global impact on the image of Cincinnati, with Paula’s images of Cincinnati events and newsmakers appearing in newspapers, magazines and Websites throughout North America, Great Britain, Europe, Asia and beyond. A native Cincinnatian, Paula has maintained a commitment to Cincinnati’s urban core, locating her studio first in Corryville, later on Seventh Street and currently in OTR/West End (behind Music Hall).


Bill Raaker

Mr. Raaker wears several hats. Mr. Raaker is camera operator (DSR-PD170 DVCAM), Multi Format HD Camera Optical Fiber Interface and other camera equipment. Mr. Raaker is Editor for The Chef You And I and  for “Born B4 64” TV Show and the Timeless Performer TV Shows.  Bill also is Producer/Editor for Kathryn’s “Let’s Just Talk” Radio show.

DebbieBurkardtDebbie Burkardt

Debbie Burkardt started her business working with a team of professionals who have taken the power of the internet and combined it with over 100 of the top .com companies. She has applied a proven success system to help an individual create a home based business that has national and global income potential.

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants member since 1991
  • OSCPA Cincinnati Chapter since 1991- 2004 ‚ Members In Industry Committee since 1994 – Committee Chair 1996
  • Greater Cincinnati Women Chamber of Commerce founding member 2002


Pat Stirnkorb

Write Words Media
Publisher – Script Writer – Writer – Project Coordinator

Patricia Stirnkorb has been a writer most of her life. After having her first poem published at age 10, she realized the value of words and how they can impact a reader. As an adult, she has written for more than 20 national magazines, was the editor and journalist for her local paper, and has published 15 children’s books and 4 adult books. She also is a photographer and her and her husband’s work has appeared in more than 200 magazines, countless brochures and many web sites. She works with N2 Publishing providing a way for small to medium size business get in front of affluent neighborhoods across the greater Cincinnati Area. She publishing a magazine for Terrace Park called A Walk in the Park which comes out monthly and is supported by advertising. She loves being a wife of 45 years, mother, grandmother, Christian, and enjoys public speaking, writing, scrapbooking and spending time with family and friends. Her teaching and speaking skills are excellent and she has taught the same ladies Sunday school class for the past 17 years.

Jason Dudas

Editor and Designer of Graphics and Content for the Intro, Outro of The Chef You and I and Bornb464 TV shows is an experienced TV Editor, Producer, Cameraman.


Paolo Salamone

Our expert in design in Jewelry is Paolo Salamone. With over 25 years experience, he trained under Master Jeweler Ezio Oliverio, all the while honing in on his detail for modern design. Paolo has been awarded “Best of City” CINCINNATI MAGAZINE, most recently he’s be recognized by INSTORE/INDESIGN MAGAZINE as one of the Top Ten Standout Jewelers with Outstanding Character! Paolo A Modern Jeweler was formed by a group of design professionals in 1993. Paolo specializes in custom, modern jewelry design including platinum, gold, silver, diamond and gemstone jewelry. Paolo’s designs, while heavily influenced by the older Italian traditionalists on staff, are inspired by several younger designer/jewelers, graduates of the University of Cincinnati school of DAAP & the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts and the Gemologist Institute of America, keeping the modern design current with new trends.

Paolo has won recognition as one of the premier jewelers in the region and was awarded the prestigious “Best Of City” CINCINNATI MAGAZINE, 2007 & has been recognized by INDESIGN/INSTORE Magazine as a Standout Jeweler! The Modern Jewelry Gallery moved to it’s current location in 2010, located in the historic Gaslight/Clifton district in Cincinnati, Ohio. The clean & modern atmosphere of the gallery set in the historic Gaslight/Clifton neighborhood, the stylish, yet approachable staff, along with a warm comfortable setting allows the clients to mingle through the modern designs, while enjoying an espresso or a nice glass of wine. Another strong aspect offered by Paolo is the ability to create CAD designs which allows clients to literally see their designs come to life in 3D renderings. Go to