Travis McGowen began working in 2007 as a direct care staff on an acute care unit that provided behavior analytic services to adolescents at one of the largest in-patient psychiatric hospitals in the country. In 2008, he became an intervention specialist, working directly under board-certified behavior analysts where he assisted with staff training, treatment supervision, and the implementation of behavior support plans with individuals with traumatic brain injuries at this same hospital. After this, he helped to open and develop behavioral programs for adolescents with developmental disabilities as well as typically developed female adolescents from a forensic background with severe emotional and behavioral needs. Starting in 2015, he began working part-time providing in-home behavior supports to children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of developmental disabilities and mental health needs. He is a graduate of Ball State University with a master's in applied behavior analysis and is a board-certified behavior analyst.