Travis has been involved in athletics since middle school when his coaches told him he was a leader. Being a leader came naturally to him. Travis attended Central Michigan University and knew he wanted to lead and coach people. Originally, he attended CMU to receive a teaching degree, however, Travis changed his path and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies.
Travis has worked a multitude of jobs which highlights his passion for working with youth. He was a youth advocate at a children’s home for foster kids, taught at a juvenile school facility, and worked with people with disabilities. As the current head Junior Varsity Boys basketball coach at Waverly High School, Travis enjoys developing relationships with people and working together as a team to make a difference.
Since April 2015, Travis has been a case manager at Eaton RESA. Travis enjoys working with the teen fathers in their program by developing a relationship and bonding with them. Some might ask “why teen fathers?” Personally coming from a single mother household, Travis knows how tough it can be to grow up without a dad around. In his work at Eaton RESA, Travis demonstrates the importance of a father’s role in his child’s life. Travis inspires teen dads to be good role models for their children and be a positive influence in their children’s lives.
In July 2015, Travis organized a community picnic with community partners to introduce Stepping Up Together to the Lansing community. Through the launch of Stepping Up Together, Travis has found a new way to make a difference, which is what he strives to do every day he walks into work.
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