Travis grew up in Enderlin, ND before attending Valley City State University and earning a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree with a major in Mathematics. He also earned a Masters in Arts of Teaching Mathematics Degree from Minot State University. Travis taught high school math classes in Devils Lake, ND for 11 years before moving to Bismarck and spending one year teaching at the Youth Correctional Center. Travis joined Thrivent Financial in 2019. He enjoys helping individuals and families develop a financial strategy that will continue to meet their future needs. Travis married his wife Stephanie in 2011 and they have three amazing daughters together; Addison, Maggie, and Averi, and one spoiled golden retriever, Nitro. They enjoy spending most of their free time outdoors camping and fishing to name a few.