Travis has spent the last 15 years as a school administrator, learning leader, and classroom teacher with the Calgary Board of Education. He has a Master’s degree in educational policy, organizational analysis and leadership. His graduate work examined the role of technology innovation in school policy and teaching practice.
Travis co-founded HelpSeeker with Alina as a social enterprise focused on bringing emerging technologies to bear on real-world challenges. The app is dedicated to connecting those in need with the right services and programs, at the right time. This work has not only included working closely with developers but also with community leaders to assist in the process of system mapping to ensure effective program access.
In addition to his leadership experience, Travis has significant front line experience working with at-risk children and youth. He led a cross-disciplinary team specializing in working with youth with severe mental health concerns delivered in partnership between the school board, health services, and family supports. In this program, Travis developed individualized case plans and system advocacy strategies for vulnerable youth working closely with counsellors, psychiatrists, family support workers, occupational therapists, social workers, system specialists and behaviour support workers.