Sunday, July 30, 2006

About the Author

Travis Grant has been married to his lovely wife for 12 years. They are the parents of 5 children (ages 1 to 11). Travis lives in Utah, where he works as a stevedore for a major U.S.-owned merchant-vessel terminal operator. In his current position, he plans the loading and unloading of containers on and off of ocean merchant vessels.

Travis received a Master of Science from Kansas State University, where he studied Family Life Education and Consultation. He has spent most of his college studies focusing on fatherhood and adolescent development. His Master's Thesis was on the parental involvement of post-deployment father's after their return from Operation Desert Storm.

Travis has volunteered as a Scout Leader in the Boy Scouts of America for several years off and on, and really enjoys working with youth and their families. He is currently volunteering as a Webelos Den Leader with his wife in the Cub Scout program. He knows that the values taught in the Boy Scout program will only serve to benefit our country and future generations.

Travis is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a 2-year volunteer proselytizing mission for the Church in Pusan, Korea. As a result he speaks Korean and loves to eat Kimchi. Travis has faith in Jesus Christ, his atonement, and the tenets if the LDS Church. He is actively involved in many Church related functions and enjoys his worship.

Travis has a keen love of television, but he understands that it is only a form of entertainment that needs to be managed. Some of his favorite shows, both past and present, are: The Amazing Race, Early Edition, The Cosby Show, Home Improvement, and Lost. For other forms of entertainment, Travis enjoys reading, blogging, and geocaching.

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