Taun was raised around agriculture, and his first job was on a local farm. Since then, he has continued to work in and with the local green industry and still enjoys working directly in the soil. Educationally, Taun has a B.S. of Ornamental Horticulture and an M.S. in Plant Science. He currently is employed by Utah State University Extension as a horticulturist. He primarily works in Utah County with commercial fruit and vegetable growers. He also helps homeowners and hobbyists with their gardening questions.