|Ways & Means
Home City: Gilbert
Occupation: Business Owner
Member Since: 2017
Travis was born and raised in Scottsdale, AZ and is a third generation Arizonan. Travis attended Scottsdale Public Schools through High School and then Scottsdale Community College and Arizona State University. During college he enlisted in the United States Air Force / Arizona Air National Guard's 161st Air Refueling Wing.
Travis completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX and was ultimately trained and served as an aircraft maintenance technician on the KC-135 Stratotanker achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. Upon graduation from college, Travis was selected for Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, TX. Following Officer Training School and after being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Travis attended the 1 year course and earned his wings in August of 2003.
Travis currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and is serving as an Aircraft Commander, Evaluator and Instructor Pilot in the Arizona Air National Guard with over 3000 hours in the KC135. He is also the former 197th Air Refueling Squadron Commander and currently serves as the 161st Air Refueling Wing Deputy Operations Group Commander.
Travis has deployed to numerous forward operating locations throughout the world in support of the war on terror. He has also flown in support of numerous homeland defense and humanitarian relief missions.
Utilizing the skills he learned growing up in Arizona and through his experiences in the military, Travis joined International Air Response Inc. (IAR) in 2003 as the Vice President in charge of Operations and purchased the company with his brother in 2009. Travis served as the Chief Operations Officer at IAR's headquarters located at the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, AZ until 2017 when he decided to sell his interest and focus on politics, the National Guard and his family.
Currently, Travis is serving his fourth term in the Arizona House of Representatives where he represents the people of Gilbert in Arizona’s 14th Legislative District. He serves as Speaker Pro Tempore, Chairman of the House Rules Committee and is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Travis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness from Arizona State University.
Travis and his wife Patricia reside in Gilbert, AZ and have two daughters, Katelyn and Kristyn.
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