Front Office

Ken Oda - Director of Operations

Ken moved to Minot from Chicago to join the Tauros' staff in August of 2012.  Prior to that Ken was the media director for the Chicago Hitmen in both the NAHL and NA3HL.  Prior to working for the Hitmen Ken was the broadcast voice of the Chicago Blaze of the All American Hockey League. During the week Ken will be working hard wearing many hats for the Tauros, but on game nights he will be doing the play-by-play for the Minotauros media outlets.

Charlsie Benson-Burud - Assistant Director of Operations/Billet Coordinator

A native from Minot, Charlsie Burud officially joined the Tauro staff late in the 2012/13 season after working with the team on a volunteer basis.  Now in her fifth season on staff with the team Charlsie is heavily involved in the gameday operations of the team as serving as the Housing Coordinator for players and billet families.  Charlsie grew up watching her younger brother play hockey and has a deep love for the sport.  Charlsie and her husband Brad have three children, Jagger, Kenadee, and Laykin.