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Roger Lyons, a native of Kansas, joined Werk Thoroughbred Consultants in 1992 and has served the company in various capacities ever since. He earned his BA and MA degrees in English at Wichita State University.

His career in the Thoroughbred industry began in Lexington, KY where he worked for Racing Update from 1983 to 1989, assisting in the development of commercial and performance information products that have since gained industry-wide acceptance. Subsequently, he began developing and marketing Thoroughbred pedigree software, which culminated in a move to Fremont, CA in 1992 to develop new pedigree information resources for WTC and to assist with consulting. While in Fremont, he co-founded the well-known CompuSire pedigree software with Jack Werk.

Roger returned to Lexington in 1996 and has since then served WTC in an advisory capacity and assisted with the development of the popular eNicks service. He also provides private consulting for a limited number of clients. He now resides in Wichita, Kansas, where he moved his operation in 2004, and blogs frequently at Pedigree Matters. He can be reached at