Travis was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming where he graduated from Natrona County High School. While playing 3 sports in high school, football, baseball and track & field he found another passion taking courses in the TV and film world through NCTV, the school's on campus student run TV station.
Upon graduation he accepted an athletic scholarship to Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota to compete in track & field and football. After 2 years of football he narrowed his focus on track & field and his studies. In doing so, he was able to earn 4-time All-American status and won the NAIA National Championship in triple jump in 2003. He graduated from MSU in May of 2004 with a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcasting with emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising.
During his time at MSU he built a relationship with Bob Hagan of the Minnesota Vikings and earned a paid internship in PR with the team in June 2004. One of his duties with the Vikings was sending daily footage to the newly started and up and coming NFL Network.
After 14 months with the Vikings and 6 months of gained trust he convinced the NFL Network to hire him full-time in Los Angeles. He moved from Minneapolis to LA the next week in time for kickoff of the 2005 season. During his nearly 8 years at NFLN he built relationships with club and league PR, TV, internet, writers and radio personalities throughout the NFL. Working for NFLN, Travis was given the opportunity to live a dream of attending and working 6 Super Bowls.
A new challenge presented itself when Fox Sports announced the launch of FS1 in August of 2014. It was then that he traded in his NFL hat for a chance to work for the same company as John Madden who he and his family grew to love while commentating games for their favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys.
Again, his passion for TV and sports came to a head when he began covering more than just football. He's been given the opportunity to field produce and cover MLB spring training, NBA and UFC and yet another Super Bowl, making 7 in his career.
Travis is about to start a new endeavor for the upcoming 2017 football season where he will be the studio producer for the officiating segments during live NFL and NCAA football games Fox, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network with former NFL heads of officiating Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino.
Travis is also blessed in his personal life as he's a newlywed living in Westchester, California with his lovely wife Caitlin who's expecting their first child, a baby girl, who's due, you guessed it, during the upcoming football season in January of 2018.