Travis grew up in the beautiful state of Nebraska with his four sisters and Ma and Pa. At the age of three, his family moved from the small river town of Ponca to the "big city" of Lincoln. His father, Dick, moved the family after getting a promotion from State Game Warden to the the Director of Hunter Education and Public Relations for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. A household name to many outdoor enthusiasts, Dick has continued his active involvement in the promotion of ethical sportsmanship even after retirement, and he is a member of the National Hunter Education Hall of Fame. Like his father, Travis is extremely passionate about the outdoors. He is just at home in his show suit as he is in his Carhardt bib overalls, working down on his dad's farm.
Travis graduated from The University of Nebraska in 1994 and immediately began his successful professional career. After a year and a half in San Antonio, TX where he performed at Fiesta Texas, he received his Equity Card (Theater Union) at the Muny Theater in St. Louis. There, Travis worked with such Broadway legends as Howard Keel, Leroy Reams and Ken Paige. He got the musical theater bug after working with such accomplished performers and set his sights on New York City. New York City was quite the experience for the small town boy from Nebraska. Travis' very first audition was for the Broadway musical Civil War, written by Frank Wildhorn. Travis made it to the final calls for the show and, although he did not make the Broadway cast, it gave him the drive to succeed in NYC. And succeed he did. Travis' favorite roles over the years include playing "The Big Bopper" in the Broadway National Tour of The Buddy Holly Story, as well as playing opposite country music legend Larry Gatlin in the Broadway National Tour of The Civil War.
When not performing his show on the high seas these days, Travis makes his home in Nashville, TN. He makes his way back to Nebraska as often as he can. When he is there, he loves spending time fishing with his parents on the Missouri River or helping out around the house he grew up in. He also sings and plays guitar with his sisters at local coffee shops in the Lincoln area for fun and, after all, it's where he started - singing with his sisters in their family band. Travis knows family is the most important part of his life, and he feels truly blessed to make a living at what he learned to love from them - music. He has an incredible family, great friends and the most supportive and caring girlfriend a guy could ask for. Life is good.