From a young age, Travis loved all things nature, and spent countless hours exploring the woods behind his childhood home. His love of storytelling and photography led him to pursue film school at Emmerson College, where he received a BA in Writing for Film and Television. In looking for a creative job after college, he found himself working as a retail florist, where he honed his sensitivity to color, form, and texture.
His time as a florist led to an opportunity at Winston Flowers, where he joined the garden design division and embarked on a career as a horticulturist. Travis focused on interior plant maintenance and sales, but soon found himself being sent to exterior jobs from Boston to Rhode Island, Wellesley, and Cape Cod.
Soon Travis made the switch to work at a boutique fine horticulture company, Walter Prayzner Custom Gardening. During his three years there, he learned to emulate Walter’s distinctive container brand, while developing a style of his own. He also deepened his perennial knowledge and estate maintenance skills.
Looking for his new challenge, Travis took a position at Parterre Garden Services, where he was challenged to grow the modest downtown book of business. Over four years, Travis grew the business into a full fledged division of the company. In 2021, he will be taking on a new role: Director of Signature Services. In this newly-created position, he will take on creative direction for the company’s many specialty services, and assist field managers as they enhance their client’s properties seasonally.