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What does that vanity plate say? Just like some song lyrics, vanity plates can be a mystery to everyone but the driver. They are debated on social media and even when we think we know what they say, the meaning behind it is probably a mystery. Getting a vanity plate may just be harder than picking your next tattoo - because you only have room for one. Host, Trista Polo, had a suspicion the vanity plates we drive by every day probably have interesting stories behind them...because of the roll ...
 
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Schitt's Creek fans - you don't want to miss this episode! Learn why my guest, Sam from Wisconsin, loves the show so much and why it resonates with her so deeply. In addition to a Schitt's Creek fan, Sam is a wife, mom and advocate in health care and social justice. She loves kickboxing, reading and being outside. Let's meet Sam!…
 
Greg Hill resides in Georgia and is originally from FL. He was 1999 Division 1-AA National Champion at Georgia Southern University and 2010 Hall of Fame Inductee GSU. His license plate represents his jersey number and his early successes. Today he is changing the lives of the children he coaches by teaching them mental toughness and team work. Let'…
 
Laura's personalized plate has been in her family for over 50 years! She shares how it was selected and what it means to her family. Laura found her calling as a writer and is the founder and Chief Encouragement Officer for More Than A Widow. She supports widows in starting over, reinventing themselves and navigating a new normal. She shares some w…
 
Jeff joins me to talk about his travels - around the country and around the world. In 2020, he had a goal to visit every state with CLYDE a 2005 van he retrofitted for long-term travel. He met many wonderful people and shares his stories and theirs. Join us for some great stories of travel, love and friendship. Connect with Jeff on Instagram - @pop…
 
Jessica Linzmeier and Brittany Lutz, of Central Wisconsin, join me to share the story behind Jessica's plate (NORB). Jessica and Brittany went viral on Facebook when their picture was chosen as the photo of the day on the #drinkwisconsinbly page. They are as fun in real life as they are in the photo. We had a blast and laughed a lot. Let's go meet …
 
This week we meet Kristina Campos from Denver Colorado. She is founder of The Impactful Parent - a company dedicated to helping parents navigate through the Tween Years and beyond. She offers community, resources and advice as well as a safe space to ask questions. Kristina is the host of The Impactful Parenting Podcast and also offers coaching for…
 
This week we meet Dr. Ashley Wellman of Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Wellman is a criminologist specializing in trauma/victimization. She has published numerous academic articles on unsolved murders, homicide survivors, and sexual assault. She frequently appears as a media expert/television commentator and serves as an advocate for families impacted by viol…
 
This week we meet Dan Hinz, MBA. Dan is the gentle soul and financial coach behind Adulting With Money. For seven years, Dan has taught couples how to unite-not fight-over money whether they want to crush debt faster, buy a house sooner, or just want to get on the same page. He's a sax player, band geek and awesome guy with some great nuggets and s…
 
This week we meet Patrick Huba, from the Broadcast Capital of the world - Schenectady, NY. Patrick is a podcaster and host of The Huba Show. He covers topics from candy bar wrapper designs to exit doors that are locked durning normal business hours and so much more. We talk license plates, the railroad and he teaches me about Domain Squatting as a …
 
This week we meet D'Ann from a small agricultural community in Central Virginia. D'Ann is a trauma recovery coach at Wounded Healer Coaching, inspired by my own recovery from lifelong struggles with PTSD and a passion for spreading the word that #WeAreDesignedToHeal from past pain and we already have the keys to do it. D'Ann shares her own story an…
 
This week we meet Virginia Colin, PhD of Northern Virginia. She is the founder of Colin Family Mediation Group LLC, a group of professional family mediators providing services throughout Northern Virginia. Dr. Colin is an author and president of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. In addition to her professional pursuits, Dr. Colin is a d…
 
This week we meet Brandi Cambric of Houston, TX. Brandi is the Chief Operations Officer of The Joseph Consulting Firm, LLC. She is responsible for the daily operations of the firm, and pushes the firm's vision and strategy. She coaches clients in management and leadership, and also creates logistic and retail build-outs strategies for clients. She …
 
This week we meet Punam V. Saxena of Atlanta GA. Punam holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's in Education. She is a mother of 4 college-aged children. She taught for 10 years and then spent 20 years volunteering in her children's school in their classrooms and working with their administrators. She has implemented several processes…
 
This week we meet Tracy Brinkmann. Tracy went from hitting rock bottom of drugs, divorce, bankruptcy and even the death of an 18 month old daughter to running his own marketing company helping small business owners be SEEN. He now hosts his own podcast focused on Driven Dark Horse Entrepreneurs. Tracy Brinkmann is also a business and success coach …
 
This week we meet Eddy Thompson, Utah MLK Human Rights Commission Member. The Utah MLK Human Rights Commission is running a contest to choose the official state decal of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. License Plate. It will have the contest winner's artwork and the accompanying slogan, "Many Voices. One Utah." The selected artwork will promote dive…
 
This week we meet Ray Amanat of Heroes In Action - a non profit that supports children and adults in being their own hero. Ray's plate HIA-NOW represents his life's work and the organization he founded. Ray has been a victim, a bully and a hero and through his experiences he is teaching people how to be safe and be a hero to themselves and others. …
 
This week we meet Trent Bray of Salt Lake City, UT. Trent is a husband of 12 years to a wife who's out of his league, father to 3 amazing kids, and a 3rd generation entrepreneur. Trent has an obsession for cars that started at age 3 and has only grown stronger since. He is so obsessed, all of his kids are named after Lotus cars. Before we got to th…
 
This week we meet Ed Yamiolkowski (Yam-Oil-Cow-Ski). Ed is not only a retired U. S. Navy Engineer who worked on submarines for 35 years as a civil servant. He is also the Easter Bunny. Ed has 2 granddaughters, 3 of whom live with him in North Carolina. Ed was always a quiet man with a fear of speaking. In retirement, he has reinvented himself as th…
 
This week we meet Simon Lader, a US based expat Brit who moved from Manchester (UK) to Las Vegas in 2013. He is a 23 year veteran of the headhunting and staffing industry. In 2005 he founded Salisi Human Capital, an international headhunting firm which he ran in Europe for eight years He expanded to the US in 2013, and in 2020 founded Salisi Academ…
 
This week we meet Brennan Tolman from Salt Lake City, UT. We recorded this episode while Brennan was in Taiwan, which is not surprising since he and his wife spend about half their time traveling. This is possible because at the age of 25, Brennan has a fully passive online business. We talk about Brennan's plate story, which is pivotal to his stor…
 
This week we meet Denny Salvage from CT. His daughter, Raylene, shared her plate story in a previous episode (ROMANCE). Since he could drive, Denny has been collecting the Tri-5 Chevys. He grew to love the 56 Chevys the best and became known as DEN 56 to his friends. Denny's passion for antique Chevy's turned into a collection, restoration passion …
 
This week we meet Steve Gamblin of New Hampshire. Now in his 16th year as The Motivational Firewood(TM) Guy, Steve shares his back-to-basics blend of positivity and humor with corporate and conference audiences around the country. Drawing from a decade in the radio industry, 7 years of stand-up comedy and his lifelong personal development journey, …
 
This week week meet Jacqueline from New Hampshire. Jacqueline was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome when she was 21. For the last 4 years she has been using yoga and meditation to cope with it, which has made a huge difference. Jacqueline shares her journey and offers advice to those suffering with chronic pain as well as their loved on…
 
This week we meet Chris Peralta of Arizona. He has loved Hair Metal since he was a teen and honors it with his vanity license plate. Chris is multi-faceted as you'll learn in this episode. Some of his other passions include lover of all the doggies, avid concert goer, avid golfer. He is a coffee and bourbon connoisseur but not together. Chris co-ho…
 
This week we meet Sarahbeth Yamiolkowski and learn the story behind her license plate, BOOF. Sarahbeth is currently a Specialist in Digital Licensing Operations for BMI in Nashville, TN. She and her identical twin come to Nashville by way of Virginia Beach VA where most of their family still lives. We talk about lots of stuff including music licens…
 
This week we meet Mark Puls from Arizona. His license plate DNTBEVL has some thought-provoking inspiration behind it. We'll hear Mark's plate story and his journey of self discovery through the power of neuro-linguistic programming or NLP. Mark shares the moment he was knocked conscious, inspiring him to explore the intersection of science and spir…
 
This week we meet Bonnie Burkett of North Carolina. In Bonnie's own words, she is a happily married empty nester. Bonnie has run her own business of over 35 years, and still has more dreams to keep!! She is the author of ENOUGH! The College Cost Crisis: How to protect your wallet and your student's financial future. Bonnie shares her wonderful plat…
 
This week we meet Amber from Southern MO. Amber's license plate GO PLAY reflects her belief that we all need to take time to play in our busy lives. Amber is part of the Jeep community, which inspired her business, Life without Doors. Amber shares the profound impact being part of the Jeep community has had on her life and other fun facts about her…
 
After the death of their oldest daughter, Laura Diehl, along with her husband, Dave, founded Grieving Parents Sharing Hope (GPS Hope) and travel full time in their Hope Mobile (a 38-foot motor home) encouraging grieving parents on their difficult journey, guiding them to a place of hope, light and purpose. Laura hosts the weekly Grieving Parents Sh…
 
Former professional baseball executive and professional speaker, business coach and author, Skip Weisman, works with organizations to eliminate the entitlement mindset, taking employees beyond engagement to enthusiastic involvement, helping companies succeed with a more positive, more productive, and more profitable workplace. Skip was CEO for 5 ba…
 
This week we meet Paul Orlandi of Mayfield Heights Ohio. Paul is a cosmetologist who does it all but particularly loves color and extensions. We talk about hair of course, and so much more. What did Paul do when his salon was closed? Any post quarantine hair stories? What's it like to have a pet rat? Answers to these questions and more! Let's go ta…
 
This week we meet Joey and his 1963 antique Mini, MINYME2. Joey shares the story of MINYME and how restoring him to his original beauty helped him through some very tough times his family faced. After a 2 1/2 year battle of childhood leukemia, his daughter is well and their family volunteers helping other families navigate what can be an uncertain …
 
This week we meet Chanelle Neilson from Southern California. Chanelle, RYT, is the host and creator of the Moms Who Know Podcast. She is the author of Parenting with Purpose, which has been translated into Chinese. She has worked in the fitness industry for 20 years and is a certified yoga instructor. She loves sunshine, healthy living, and dark ch…
 
This week we meet Lori Saitz from Virginia. Her license plate, ZEN RABT, represents a childhood treasure and a professional brand she built so successfully it has followed her through 2 very different companies. Lori works with entrepreneurial professionals to improve their relationship building abilities, so they can find more clients, strategic p…
 
This week, we meet Kitsie Duncan, creator and star of Oddity Files. Her license plate, ODTYFLZ is named after her show, and her podcast of the same name. Kitsie and her crew are paranormal investigators and have 3 seasons of the show on Amazon Prime. We talk spirits, demons, paranormal investigation tools and more. Fans and skeptics, stay tuned til…
 
This week we meet Melanie and learn the story of how a license plate led her to her forever love. Melanie experienced a series of seemingly disconnected events, which in hindsight were actually bread crumbs leading her to meet her husband of over 20 years. Melanie shares this story - a perfect addition to our Sex, Love and Marriage month. Accredite…
 
This is a very special episode of Trista's PL8STORY Podcast in honor of Sex, Love and Marriage month. If you've listened to earlier episodes, you may remember Meghan and Steve. They're plates - MEGZ MAN and MEGZ BENZ and the story behind them were shared in episode 7. They're like a real life rom-com and it was so fun to get to know them and see ho…
 
This week we meet Laura M. Brotherson, LMFT, CST, CFLE of Utah. Her plate, D8NIGHT, reflects her passion for building strong marriages and families as best selling author, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Sex Therapist (CST). Laura is the founder of The Marital Intimacy Institute with a mission to help couples create "sex…
 
Part 1 of our special Sex, Love and Marriage Series! This week we meet Raylene Taskoski of Southeastern CT. Her plate, ROMANCE, is a nod to her profession - bringing Pure Romance to the lives of women. Raylene shares her story including the journey that led her to develop her unique mix of Sex Ed and Stand Up Comedy, which she now shares in living …
 
This week we meet Charmaine Gregory, MD from Michigan. Her plate, FIT DOC, reflects her journey as an ER doctor who had to face burn out, injury and weight gain and the impact they had on her life. She has turned it all around with a shift in mindset, habit and facing her fears. Charmaine has decided to pay this journey forward by helping others fa…
 
This week we meet Meghan McCallum of Chicago IL. Meghan went from a career as a female firefighter to real estate investor. She has spent the last 5 years creating a real estate portfolio that allows her to raise her children as a single-mom without having to work a J.O.B. Meghan embraces a philosophy about investing that goes beyond what most peop…
 
This week we meet Angelina Vail-Bouros of Rosendale NY. Her plate, AVAIL ME, represents her as a proud full-time transgender female. She is the Regional Manager of a large Healthcare company and owns her own business - Hudson Valley Handygirl, a home maintenance and remodeling business. Through her life starting from a young age, she has faced a lo…
 
This week we meet Reverend Rob Toll of San Diego CA. Rev. Rob is a wedding officiant for all so it make sense his license plate would be RVND ROB. Rev Rob believes weddings should be enjoyable and customized to the couple. He has performed many different types of ceremonies including socially distant ones. Rev. Rob also co-hosts a podcast called Bi…
 
This week we meet Cindy Petrovits of Pleasant Valley, NY. Her plate, SNKRMUTT is the combination of her two great passions - running and rescues! Cindy talks about her love of both and how they came together in one magical moment. Her website - sneakermutt.com - was started in 2012 and 100% of the profits go to 4 support rescue organizations across…
 
This week we meet Erik G Allen of Idaho. Erik is the host of Top Rated MMA podcast and Bearded Biz Podcast. Top Rated MMA is the #1 MMA podcast in the NW! They donate 25% of their profits to Hire Heroes USA (HireHeroesUSA.org), which empowers U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. Erik is truly a …
 
This week we meet Ralph Kanz of Oakland CA. He shares the story behind his license plate - TRIPAWD - a community started by Jim Nelson and Rene Agredano to support families with 3 legged dogs and cats. Ralph is a member of the TRIPAWDS Foundation board and previously managed 3 TRIPAWD German Shepherds. Currently he and his wife have 1 TRIPAWD Germa…
 
This week we meet Hudson Valley NY resident Gina Sivigny who's license plate - 2BELIEVE represents a lot to her but also to others. Gina is a 2nd grade teacher and mom of 2 boys. Gina founded Earth Angels Believe Foundation August 2019 in memory of her mom, Rose Marie Emerson, who passed from cancer. Gina and her team, Earth Angels ACS, have raised…
 
This week, Trista interviews Kasi Milgrom from NE Philly. Her Jeep sports the plate LUV PIGS which is exactly what it sounds like - she LOVES PIGS! It started when she was a kid and continues to this day. Kasi shares about her other loves too - her family and her Jeep community. I enjoyed getting to know Kasi and learn about the things most importa…
 
In this week's episode, meet Amanda Gist from Nevada. Amanda is a professional speaker, writer, and storyteller speaking out about messy life in a shiny, Instagram-perfect world. She loves mac and cheese, thunderstorms, dark roast coffee, The Lumineers, and her rescue dog, Haylie. Amanda worked as an actor in Hollywood for five years until bulimia …
 
In this week's episode we meet Melanie Krahmer and Rich Libutti, the musicians of band Sirsy. They have a loyal fan base with over 190,000 YouTube subscribers. Their music is original and super fun - a mix of rock, pop, soul and sass! They are the perfect example of working musicians - writing, preforming and engaging with their audience in fun and…
 
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