Using Your Passion to Change Your Life

The Insight of a Self-Made Business Woman with Marinela Santos

Mastering your story takes courage, discipline and commitment.  To tell your story takes grit, compassion and mastery of self.   In our conversation today we introduce you to Marinela Santos.  She is the CEO of Polished By Her, LLC. a nail salon that is more that just a salon.  Her salon is the mastery of her story.  Tune in and listen as we discuss her life and the steps that lead Marinela to become a successful entrepreneur.  Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.  The colorful nails that leave her salon leave with more than just polish.

The team here at #MasterYourStory would like to thank Marinela for sharing her story and for all the work she does to give back to the community that helped her.

The Story Behind the Food

A Food History Discussion with Patrick Evans-Hylton

Patrick Evans-Hylton is a Johnson & Wales-trained chef and an award-winning food journalist, covering tasty trends since 1995 in print, broadcast and electronic media.He is publisher of Evans-Hylton is a cookbook author (Popcorn, Dishing Up Virginia, Nuts), food historian, and a media awards judge for the prestigious James Beard Awards. He runs a cooking and wine school and teaches a number of food media-related classes. Each Friday from

6-7 p.m., he hosts The Virginia Eats + Drinks Show on AM 790 WNIS in Coastal Virginia and simulcast nationwide. On the second and fourth Monday of each month he reports on food on Coast Live at 10 a.m. on WTKR TV-3 (CBS). Evans-Hylton cooks and writes in his Chesapeake Bay kitchen in Virginia Beach.

Join us today as he discusses how he became a food writer and food historian.  We will take a look into the foods that made the state of Virginia known around the world.  We discuss the early settlers cuisine as well as -mmm, mmm- soft shell blue crabs of today’s Virginia coastal area.

The team here at #MasterYourStory would like to thank Patrick for stopping by the studio.  Mastering your story can take different forms and Patrick has truly mastered his. Thank You Patrick.



A View from the Stage, Set and Screen with Gene Connelly

Join our conversation and hear from an actor who has been in front of the camera, behind it and on stage. Gene Connelly is an actor, producer and writer/director whose film work includes Snatch and Grab (2017), This Time Tomorrow (2016) and The Writer”s Muse (2010).

Onstage Gene has performed locally at The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Pines Dinner Theater and Touchstone Theatre as well as all over the Poconos, New York, NJ and Philadelphia.

Born and raised in Eastern Pennsylvania, Gene joined the USAF after highschool and was stationed in Idaho and Texas. After serving his country, Gene pursued his passion for performing; first in various bands as a lead vocalist and later has a sought after performer in stage musicals. He has performed all over Pennsylvania and New Jersey and had his NYC theatre debut in the 2007 revival of Dark of the Moon. Gene’s dedication and hard work ethic would lead him to do comedies and dramas and eventually to TV/film and commercial work.

He is a founding member of Fade In / Fade Out; a non-profit consortium of likeminded filmmakers dedicated to making filmmaking more accessible to the Lehigh Valley.

Establishing himself has a dependable actor in a variety of genres’ Gene continues to be an actor that can’t be boxed in.