Taras has been a part of the KBJR sales team for a combined 12 years. First, from 2001 - 2008 and then rejoining the staff in 2011.Originally from Wynyard, Saskatchewan, he attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth from 1992-1996.
Taras was a goalie for the Division I UMD Bulldogs during those four years and still holds multiple team records today. After his college career, he went on to dress in two exhibition games with the San Jose Sharks and played four years in the ECHL. He also backed up Roberto Luongo for one game in the American Hockey League with the Lowell Loch Monsters.
Taras volunteers his time in the Hermantown Amateur Hockey Association program as the Mite II coordinator and coaches at that level as well. He is also a member of the local Aad Shrine where he dedicates his time to helping children. In his spare time, Taras spends as much of his time as he can with his only son, Kole, who is 8. Together they enjoy playing hockey, baseball, soccer, golf, and bike riding