Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Travis studied acoustic and fingerstyle guitar from a young age. He performed with local and regional orchestras, competed regionally and nationally, and recorded his first album by the time he was 13.
With a generous scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, he holds Bachelor of Music Performance degree with Honors in Musicianship from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Music Performance degree from The University of Texas at Austin.
Since 2017, Travis has been teaching music lessons back home in Portland, Oregon. In 2021, he started to design and build an instrument support device that is now the AUX Instrument Support. Between his teaching practice and his new business, Travis enjoys songwriting, composing, and playing music with his friends.