Sean 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 19 years and they have two daughters, Gianna and Sofia; a standard poodle named Gracie, a guinea pig, rabbit and seven 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.
Shawn Tkach, Program Manager & Morning Show Co-Host
A Coast Guard veteran, entrepreneur and Champlain College Grad. 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, 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 Jericho with their new daughter, Jubilee Jane. Shawn & Danielle are the Entrepreneurial proprietor’s of Eleventh Hour Catering as well as ST_udios, TKACH Bags and lead worship at Alliance Resource Center & Crosspoint Church in Williston.
Heather Sheppard, Noon Hour Show Host & Underwriting Exec.
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 transitioned to host “The Light Lunch Hour” and now is part of the dynamic duo of “Shawn & Heather” in the Morning
Heather is no stranger to multi-tasking, handling the social media presence for the network as well as underwriting business support and making appearances at concerts and live remotes. Heather is conservative yet unconventional…
Heather and Craig have been together 27 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.
Gail Robbins, Noon Hour Show Host
Gail attended church her entire life but her faith radically changed in February 1996 when she recognized the intense gift that Jesus offers.
She longed for that sense of peace so she professed her belief in Jesus as the son of God and willingly committed to Him that from that day forward she would follow His lead (God’s will-not Gail’s)- no matter what! Immediately she started reading God’s word and following her promise. The verse, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”, Joshua 24:15, was a significant verse through even 4 teenagers at one time under one roof.
This know-how was greatly augmented by daily listening to The Light radio network and naturally forced her homeschooled kids to listen as well. Given the role played by The Light and her church body in equipping her and Tom to raise 4 incredibly strong-willed children, Gail is indescribably excited to share the successes God has granted her and Tom as well as the failure’s for which she has been redeemed.
Before her employment at the Light, Gail spent more than a decade working for Ford Motor Company, 17 years as a stay at home- homeschool mom and more recently as a corporate trainer for VSECU. She has a master’s degree in education.
Barre Evangelical Free Church has been her church family for 18 years. Gail nests with her adorable husband of almost 26 years in Vermont.
Ed Chase, Office Manager
Ed Resides with Ilene, his wife of over fifty 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.
Bill Everett, Engineer
Bill (Uncle Willy) Everett started in fm radio as a high school Junior in 1966 as on-air talent and engineer. He received his Engineering degree at Northeastern University in Boston, as encouraged by his Uncle John. Because Uncle John said “there is no money in radio”, Bill Worked as an engineer at IBM from 1974 to 2003. “Unky”was correct, but Bill found that Christian Radio Engineering is a great retirement job.
January 1st 2003 had a memorable medical procedure, then came to work at The Light.
In his spare time, Bill likes to run, including local 5k’s, drive his Corvair and other eclectic cars.
With 3 StepKids and their spouses, Bill also has 9 Grandkids, and 1 grand-nephew.
You can find Bill hiking to transmitters with various Sherpa-friends. Bill is the voice of The Light Radio Network Weekend & Holiday Weather.