Travis Larson started training Jiu Jitsu in 2014, earned his blue belt under former board member, Professor Gina Franssen in 2016 and currently trains under Professor Manuel Flores in Tucson, AZ. Travis has been a consistent supporter of the Foundation since its inception.
Travis has built a career in Software Development and managing remote teams and has worked for Northrop Grumman since 1999. He brings a background of strong project & budget management, process improvement and remote & distributed team leadership skills to the board.
Travis has experienced firsthand the mental health benefits of training in Jiu Jitsu. The camaraderie, support and accountability in the Jiu Jitsu community were critical to his recovery from a hemorrhagic stroke in late 2015. His wife and three children are also active Jiu Jitsu students.