Lee King is an entrepreneur who is dedicated to using his passion for innovation and creativity to guide others to fulfillment. As a partner in Studio 117 in Downtown York, Lee has committed much of his time to leading audio production and creative education initiatives for dozens of local school districts and colleges in Pennsylvania. Aside from his work in the studio and the community, Lee owns and operates an acoustics firm, an audio publishing company, and is a partner in a 3-D printing and prosthetic design company, Resin8. In mid 2018, Lee became a father, an experience which he believes has brought clarity towards his purpose as an entrepreneur, innovator, and creator.
Wyatt’s life revolves around music. An avid vinyl collector, concert attender and nonstop gabber of his favorite new tracks. When not doing the aforementioned tasks, he likes to partake in testing as many hot sauces as possible.
Cultural Alliance Board Director, Thais Carrero has a life-long background in singing and performance, and is excited to be joining the YorVoice judges table this year.
She is a native of Puerto Rico and has lived in Pennsylvania since 2016 and is the Pennsylvania State Director for CASA. Her bi-cultural background and focus on community collaboration has led her to a number of volunteer opportunities and community leadership roles.
She is committed to engaging communities and organizations in conversations to create solutions for the problems facing our neighborhoods.
2019 Vocal Champion Jess Pastelak is returning to help judge this years competition.
As far back as she can remember, all Jess has ever wanted to do was to make music. To create and perform music for people to hear and love all around the world; something to make them feel as though they aren’t alone with whatever they are going through, or to give them a happy place to escape to and create their own.
For the past five years, Jess has been performing shows locally, accompanying herself on guitar or keyboard with a repertoire of songs she has arranged to adapt to her own style.
Ralph Washington, aka RalphReal, is a singer, touring musician, entertainer, host, world traveler, producer, engineer, husband, and father of two. RalphReal is a PA native, born in Reading Pa, and now resides in York pa.
Currently Ralph tours with Oddisee and Good Company. Playing for Oddisee gave him the opportunity to travel around the world and make a name for himself.
Now home from tour he is back with his own Band “RalphReal and the Family Jam”, made from talented musicians and singers from the Local areas. This is a high energy show, bringing a little funk, soul, R&B, hiphop and some jam band instrumentals as well.