Travis is passionate about his work as the WV DOH State Pavement Engineer. He has a BS in civil engineering from Utah State University and is currently a licensed engineer in both West Virginia and Utah. He serves with several regional, some national, and one international organization related to pavements. He has spoken at conferences on pavement preservation, cold recycling of asphalt pavement, reconstruction of pavements, and warranty specifications. He is the president of the Southeast States Pavement Association, the vice-chair of bridge and pavement preservation with AASHTO COMP, the executive secretary of the Southeast Pavement Preservation Partnership, and a member of the Transportation Research Board Standing Committee for Pavement Preservation to name a few.