Travis is a life-long North Idahoan. He graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1998 after which he quickly left town to pursue an education in the Environmental Sciences. After receiving Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees, Travis moved back to Sandpoint in 2014 and, shortly after, became a volunteer for Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper.
Travis is a passionate environmentalist who values human health. Guided by the age-old-adage ‘you are what you eat, drink and breath’ he believes that to be fit and healthy you need a healthy source of food, water and air. Because of this, he believes the best way to protect our own health is to protect our environment. Travis is committed to protecting the health of the local community by monitoring chemical and physical parameters within Lake Pend Oreille to ensure its preservation.