Travis was born in Newark, Delaware. He began playing the drums in 5th grade, performing with school concert and jazz bands. From 2003-2007 Travis was named to the Delaware All-State Junior and Senior bands, while also being invited to perform with the orchestra in 2006 and 2007. After high school he became interested in the marching arts, performing in the snarelines of Rhythm X, the Blue Stars, United Percussion, and the Reading Buccaneers.
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 in it's three year tenure. Currently, Travis is the percussion caption supervisor at Carolina Crown and the program coordinator and battery arranger for the George Mason University Indoor Drumline. In DCA, he is the battery arranger for the Bushwhackers Drum and Bugle Corps. Travis is also an accomplished adjudicator with circuits such as USBands and SCPA.
Travis has studied under many accomplished instructors, including Tom Aungst, Thom Hannum, Tim Jackson, Jim Ancona, Joel Hilbert, Tim Fairbanks, Brian Stockard, Darick Kelly, Rich Hammond, and Chris Feist. Outside of the percussion world, Travis holds an A.A. in Criminal Justice from Delaware Tech and a B.S. in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University. He is enrolled in a School Counseling graduate program at WilmU, and currently works as a paraprofessional in Delaware.