A Lexington native, Mary is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky with degrees in Media Arts and Studies as well as Art studio. She’s no stranger to radio – Mary grew up around WRFL and served as the Music Director for two years and station Librarian prior to that. Mary has always been very active in the vibrant arts scene in Lexington, and she wants her position at LCR to help Lexington’s creative community thrive!
mark j royseexecutive director | general manager
Mark comes to Lexington Community Radio from a diverse, creative background. He served as Executive Director of AVOL (AIDS Volunteers, Inc.) and has worked with a variety of other local non-profits including JustFundKY, LexArts, and Beaux-Arts Ball. He served as Director of Communications for the UK College of Design. He was formerly a creative director and most recently the business manager for Group CJ advertising. He was also a buyer and inventory manager for the J. Peterman Catalog made famous by Seinfeld. Mark is a graduate of the theatre program at the University of Kentucky and an alum of the Governor’s Scholar Program.
tatiana aristizabalwlxl program director
Born in Colombia, Tatiana moved to Lexington when she was 18 years old. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Art Studio and emphasis in Photography.
She has always had an interest in community service and is very engaged in the Latino community. Her interest in immigration issues has grown since the day she moved to the United States. She now helps provide a voice to Lexington’s Latino community as program director of the only Spanish FM station in Lexington.
sharon hayscommunity ambassador
Sharon is a Transy graduate with an extensive background in sales, marketing, and community service. She served the City of Lexington’s Commissioner of General Services. She has been a public advocacy speaker for economic and domestic justice programs at the state level, and she is committed to pediatric health issues, including volunteer work at the Ronald McDonald House of Manhattan. Sharon has a natural talent for relationship building, and she will coordinate efforts with donors, sponsors, volunteers, and community partners.