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sean_trolandSean Troland, General Manager

Sean began his service to the Light in 2005 when he was elected to the CMI Board of Directors where he functioned in officer roles for the majority of his over nine years of service.  He transitioned to the role of General Manager in October of 2014.

Sean’s relationship with God changed greatly when he discovered Christian radio.  It was through The Light in particular that he was encouraged to attend church and came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  He has a great passion to see the Light continue to excellently proclaim the gospel throughout Vermont and surrounding states so that others will be drawn to the Lord and believers will be equipped in their own walks.

In 2009 Sean formed Full Measure Ministries, which broadcast a short feature, the ‘Full Measure Minute’, on the Light from 2009-2014.  Sean has also been very active in his church for many years, presently serving as elder and associate pastor.

Sean has been married to Maria for over 16 years and they have two daughters, Gianna and Sofia; a standard poodle named Gracie, a guinea pig, rabbit and eight finicky but friendly chickens.  Sean has been known to strum a guitar on occasion and can also be seen driving a large convertible classic car on a sunny day.  Sean and his family live in Milton, Vermont.

Bob Pierce,  Program Director

Bob Pierce has been with The Light Radio since the end of 2006. He was host of the “Good Morning Radio Show” for over five years, moving to host the “Light Lunch Hour” in 2012. Bob is currently the Program Director. Bob has organized five Concerts For The Light.

Before coming to the radio station, Bob owned and ran a graphic design and marketing studio in Littleton, New Hampshire and has been in graphics and printing for over thirty years. He still does occasional freelance projects from time to time. His band, The Kingdom Blues Project, plays several concerts of Christian blues and American spirituals each year.

Bob has three grown sons, two of which are married and the third is engaged, and two beautiful granddaughters. He lives in Milton, Vermont with his wife, Stephanie, and their ornery conure, Tichka.

Heather Sheppard, Noon Hour Show Host

Born a “Personality” in New Hampshire, raised in Oklahoma and accepting Jesus as her Lord and savior at age 8, Heather was determined to serve Jesus! Heather met her husband Craig when working at Pizza Hut, while still in High School.

Heather and her family moved to Vermont, as led by the Lord in 1999.  A Light Radio listener since moving to Vermont, Heather then came on board as Host of “The Heather or Not Show” in 2010 and  can now be heard on The Light  as the new host of “The Light Lunch Hour” and former co-host with Bob during the “Good Morning Show” on Wednesdays.

Heather is no stranger to multi-tasking, handling the social media presence for the network as well as underwriting new business support and making appearances at concerts and live remotes.  Heather is conservative yet unconventional…

Heather and Craig have been together 24 years and together, they have four daughters: Brandalia, Emily, Olivia & Scarlett and grandsons, Elias & Ayden.  The family resides in Jeffersonville and serve at Catalyst Church on Raceway in Jericho.

 

i talk shawnShawn Tkach, Morning Show Host

Shawn Tkach is a Coast Guard veteran, entrepreneur, and Communication major at Champlain College. Although born in Raleigh, NC he has never considered any place home besides Vermont.

Among other things, Shawn is passionate about worship, unity, and financial freedom for the advancement of God’s Kingdom. In his free time he writes and records music, DJs/runs live sound, and sews TKACH Bags on his industrial machine (a skill learned in the Coast Guard).

Shawn married his wife, Danielle, three years ago while serving at Coast Guard Station Annapolis. Upon completion of his enlistment they swiftly moved back to Vermont to get away from big cities, the 495 beltway, and terrifyingly hot summers. They now happily reside once again in Essex, the very same town they first met in Middle School.

Taking over the Good Morning Radio Show, May of 2015, Shawn happily recognizes himself as: “New-Shawn”, the latter half of “Shawn squared” or “the Sean who spells his name wrong.” (actual photo forthcoming)

 

10606180_746999658707667_9169378352601829476_nEd Chase, Office Manager
Ed Resides with Ilene, his wife of forty-eight years, in Westford, VT. He has four children and thirteen grandchildren who plague him incessantly and keep him young.

Ed is an engineer who worked at IBM in Essex Junction for forty years. Former Board Member and now employed as Administrative Professional at The Light Radio Network, He is very active in church activities and has many hobbies including woodworking, photography, music (vocal, guitar and tuba) and year-round outdoor activities. Ed has been the Westford Town and School District Moderator since 1988.