Our Team

Ari Raptis

Chief Executive Officer

Ari oversees the operations of Talaria.  He is a serial entrepreneur with over 10 years in logistics and business management bringing a wide range of real world experience to Talaria Transportation.  With a specialized focus as a medical cannabis courier, his businesses background and leadership skills make him an integral part of Talaria and community outreach efforts. Ari has been an advocate for product safety and efficacy through reliable couriers in the MMJ industry since entering the cannabis space.

Todd M. Bashore

Regional Manager

Todd M. Bashore is a 32 year veteran of the East Pennsboro Township Police Department in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.  Throughout his distinguished career, he served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, and Department Firearms Instructor.  He also held the rank of Corporal and Sergeant and served in the Criminal Investigation Division.   In March of 2011, Bashore was appointed  Chief of Police and served in that capacity until he retired in April of 2018.

Bashore is a 1985 graduate of the 33rd PA Municipal Police Academy, attended Harrisburg Area Community College majoring in Police Science, and attended Police Executive Development program and Police Supervisor Training through Penn State University.

In April of 2018, Bashore joined Talaria Transportation as a Regional Manager and is instrumental in the daily operations of Talaria’s outbound teams.

Keith Stone

Regional Manager

Keith Stone is a retired Major from the Pennsylvania State Police. During his 28-year career, Keith served in many roles from criminal investigations, vice operations, intelligence and counter terrorism as well as Emergency and Special Operations. Keith’s leadership role in developing teams for Talaria throughout the country has been instrumental in Talaria’s growth.

Douglas Young

Regional Manager

Douglas Young is an Army veteran and a Retired Lieutenant with the Pennsylvania State Police.  During his 25 years of service with the State Police, his assignments include work in Patrol and serving 15 years as an Academy firearms instructor and supervisor.

In 2011, he was commissioned by the State Police and began service as Commander of the Basic Training Division.

Young joined Talaria in June 2018, vital in handling new customers and key in Talarias daily operations.

Andrew Nedelka

Director of Operations

Andrew has an extended background in business development and operations, stemming from a decade of entrepreneurship. He has worked with teams of varied sizes and has always strived to bring a focus on consistency, reliability, and transparency to an organization. Andrews as Talaria operations manager is focused on establishing transportation nationwide.

Jack Mentzer

Logistics Manager

Jack Mentzer is a 36 year veteran of the Elizabethtown Police Department in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  During his law enforcement career, he served as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Corporal and Lieutenant.  In November of 2005 he was appointed Chief of Police and served in that capacity until he retired in December of 2017.

Mentzer is a 20 veteran of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, serving multiple tours in the Middle East with the 193rd Special Operations Wing.

Mentzer joined Talaria Transportation in October of 2018, and is instrumental in the inner workings of making the Talaria vehicles run every day.

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