Travis grew up in Katy, Texas, and graduated from James E. Taylor High School in 2004. He played junior golf throughout Houston in junior high and high school, including a few very early TJGT events. Like his father, grandfather and uncle, Travis attended Texas A&M University (class of ’08, WHOOP!) and earned a BBA in Finance. Despite the degree, Travis’ career started in journalism. He worked for the student newspaper at Texas A&M, The Battalion, as a junior and senior, serving as the Sports Editor as a senior. He also wrote for the Mays Business School publication, The Edge. Upon graduating, Travis went to work for a newspaper in Wise County (north of Fort Worth). After a few years, he returned to school, earning a masters degree in journalism from the University of Texas (but has NEVER ONCE worn burnt orange). Travis has written for ABCNews, ESPN, and multiple newspapers across the state, mostly covering sports and features.
In 2013, Travis became the Senior Editor at AVIDGOLFER Magazine, a state-wide golf and culture publication. He currently serves as Editor-In-Chief/Advisory Editor for the magazine. A life-long golfer, the best thing about working in the golf industry is being constantly immersed in the game, 24/7. The worst thing? When you spent most of your time writing about golf, talking about it and working around it, you don’t get to play nearly as much of it as you’d like.
Travis’ wife, Hanna Jo, is a high school teacher at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, and serves as the head coach of the varsity cheerleading squad. Hanna Jo, a Fort Worth native, is also a graduate of Texas A&M, where she and Travis met. The two were married in 2011.