Born and raised in Newark, Delaware, Travis began his performing career with the All-State Junior and Senior Bands. Quickly finding a passion for the marching arts, he went on to perform with the Reading Buccaneers, United Percussion, the Blue Stars, and Rhythm X.
He began his drum corps teaching career with the Cadets2 as the snare technician and battery choreographer, remaining with the corps for three years. Travis previously held the position of the director, program coordinator, and battery arranger for Cadets Winter Percussion during it’s three year tenure. Currently, Travis is the percussion caption supervisor at Carolina Crown and the ensemble director of the George Mason University Indoor Drumline, where he also arranges for the battery. In DCA, he is the battery arranger and director of percussion for the Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps. Travis has been involved with the WGI group Imperial Dynasty in various roles since 2004, currently as the battery and visual designer. He is also an accomplished adjudicator with circuits such as SCPA, KIDA, AIA, and NWAPA.
Travis is honored to have studied under educators such as Thom Hannum, Tom Aungst, Tim Jackson, Jim Ancona, Joel Hilbert, Tim Fairbanks, Darick Kelly, Rich Hammond, and Chris Feist. Outside of the percussion world, Travis holds an A.A. in Criminal Justice from Delaware Tech, a B.S. in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University, and a M.Ed. in School Counseling (also from WilmU).