Aaron is a graduate of Kansas State University. Aaron currently works as vice president of technology at Purple Wave Auction in Manhattan, Kan. Aaron is very involved with the National Auctioneer Association and is currently serving a four year term on the Educational Trustee Board. Aaron also teaches courses on Auction Technology through the NAA education department. In his free time Aaron enjoys playing guitar and singing in the Aaron Traffas Band which plays all across the state. Aaron grew up in Sharon, Kan and is the son of Brian and Marilyn Traffas, Aaron is the older brother of two sisters.
Brian Traffas and his wife Marilyn still reside in Sharon where they farm wheat and raise cattle. In Brian’s free time he enjoys “going south” to the casino and fishing with Larry Inslee.
Marilyn works as the secretary at Medicine Lodge High School. Marilyn enjoys spending time with family and being around kids. Marilyn teaches RCIA at the local catholic church. In her free time Marilyn enjoys visiting her kids and cheering on the KSU Wildcats.
Megan is currently a student at Washington University at St. Louis to become a Doctor in Physical Therapy (DPT). Megan married Andrew Piester in June 2008. Andrew is currently a student at University of Missouri at St. Louis and is working to become a Doctor of Optometry. Megan and Andrew stay very busy studying but when they do have free time they enjoy spending time with friends and visiting family. Andrew will be a groomsmen in the wedding while Megan will be a bridesmaid.
Erica is currently a student at Kansas State University. Erica will start at Bethel College in the fall to pursue a degree in nursing. Erica works part time at Best Buy Mobile. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Orrie Bogner. Erica will be a bridesmaid in the wedding.
Mary Traffas is Aaron’s paternal grandmother. Mary lives only a half mile from the house Aaron grew up in, so Aaron has many memories of playing around his grandma’s house. Aaron’s grandfather Vincent Traffas passed away in 1990 after complication from cancer treatment. Aaron has fond memories of playing with Vincent as a young boy. Mary and Vincent raised 5 children and have 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Ruth is Aaron’s maternal grandmother. Ruth lives in Victoria, Kan. Ruth’s husband Lawrence Marcotte passed away from complications after a heart attack in 1972. Ruth and Lawrence raised 6 children and have 19-grandchildren. Ruth enjoys spending time with family and visiting her children and grandchildren.