DAFVM Spotlight Employee: Travis Childress
Originally from Mason, Tennessee, Travis Childress and his family moved to Starkville three years ago for him to assume the position of Facility Operations Coordinator at the Mississippi Horse Park.
Travis and his two technicians are responsible for maintaining the facility including equipment, grounds, barns, arenas and roads.
“The Horse Park is heavily used each year and had 145 days of activities in 2018,” Travis said. “My crew is responsible for the setup and breakdown of all of these events. I try to go above and beyond expectations to accommodate the needs of producers and attendees. I want everyone who walks through the gates to feel welcome.”
Travis enjoys getting to do something different every day and meeting new people along the way.
“I have a pretty laid back personality, and I thrive under the pressure of events,” he said.
Travis and his wife, Kim, have four children: John, Kolton, Kaylee and Kinlee. In his spare time, you will find him at barrel races all over the country and spending time with his family.
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