Meet the Team

Host/ Exec Producer Kathryn Raaker
Director Rod Breslin
Audio/Producer Bill Raaker
Associate Producer/Social Media Specialist Charlotte Rinderknecht
Web Host Mark Dare
Web designer Allison Budd
Camera People Bill Raaker Janet Luthy Terry Young
Photography Paula Norton
Editor Jason Dudas
Business Manager Debbie Burkardt
Marketing/Advertising Sales Kathryn Raaker
Set Design/ Graphics Designer Patrick Janszen
Writer Patricia Stirnkorb
Hair & Make Up Sheri Grimm
Fashion Consultant Linda Love
Jewelry Expert Paolo Salamone
Back to top Kathryn Raaker 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. On Born B464, her guests include a wide variety of people from every walk of life who have a story to tell. With the Baby Boomers reaching retirement age, many of those being interviewed are starting a second or third career! The Boomers are not going away, they are reinventing themselves! The topics are unlimited and the conversation is fast paced and always entertaining. Back to top Rod Breslin Rod Breslin has been a television producer-director for close to thirty years. Since the late 70's he has worked in various broadcasting venues in both Cincinnati and Dayton. He has directed numerous educational and public affairs shows for both WCET in Cincinnati and Think TV in Dayton. Rod has also worked for both the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals since 1990 in their respective scoreboard rooms. Rod has also been nominated twice for a regional Emmy award for his television directing abilities. In conjunction with his work as a TSA Officer at the Greater Cincinnati Airport Mr. Breslin continues to work closely in the television industry as both a producer and director. Back to top 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. Back to top Patrick Janszen Patrick Janszen has 25 years professional brand, graphic design, website design, and tradeshow marketing experience. Patrick has proudly designed the PRO website and websites for other members. See how he can make your brand shine too. CatalystGraphX will create a solution for you, that puts all these elements together, which best communicates your message. We invite you to explore CatalystGraphX.com. If you like what you see, drop us a note to say so. Let's create a Solution that is the Catalyst for your Brand success. Back to top 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). Back to top 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 primary editor for "Born B4 64" TV Show. Bill also is Producer/Editor for Kathryn's "Let's Just Talk" Radio show. Mr. Raaker had a very successful career and is now retired from GE Aviation after 38 years. Back to top Charlotte Rinderknecht Charlotte Rinderknecht is an independent producer and social media specialist. She has worked for over 15 years in the area of multimedia production and animation. Storytelling is her passion and finding ways to work with new media is her present goal. Her company, C Grace Productions gathers creative talent from all media to develop projects that have a story to tell. Back to top Debbie Burkardt Mrs. 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
Back to top Pat Stirnkorb Write Words Media Publisher – Script Writer – Writer – Project Coordinator 513-910-0510 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. Back to top Linda Love Linda is a fashion designer, master seamstress, and gospel singer. She is the founder and CEO of Linda Love Fashions, LLC; and Linda Love Beginner’s Sewing School.  Her philosophy is; “fashion is for every walk of life” and uses art and nature as her inspiration. She strives to create the image of “The Total You”, where FASHION is her PASSION.Currently, Linda owns a boutique in Cincinnati, Ohio where she creates one of a kind designs for entertainers such as Bootsy Collins, sports stars, beauty pageants, film stars, red carpet events, clergy, politicians etc. Linda is the “go to” person for fashion and is locally and nationally acclaimed for her designs for all occasions.  She founded her sewing school for beginner and intermediate students to instruct and inspire in the “lost art” of sewing to adults and teens. Her honors include, but are not limited to, placing second in the International Designers Competition in New York; and, has showcased her designs in “Fashion Week” events from New York to Los Angeles including one of her designs being represented in the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame. She has been named an honoree in the Who’s Who In Black Cincinnati Publication for 2007 and 2012; and honored as an “Unsung Hero” for her work with children. Her fashions and more about her can be found on her website, lindalovefashions.com Back to top 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 trend. 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 www.paolousa.com. Back to top