Travis grew up in Northeast Iowa where his musical training and passion was introduced to him by his family. Both his mother and father were music educators as well as his older brother. Travis joined the CPAC staff in 2001, and has been accompanying the upper level ballet classes ever since. He brings over 31 years of musical experience and 12 years of ballet accompaniment to CPAC.
He studied music and business at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, where he was section leader in many ensembles, both vocal and instrumental. Travis is very active in the Columbia music scene, playing with numberious local bands and ensembles, as well as being in high demand as a studio session musician.