Written for Utah Valley University.
Travis Hansen founded Tesani Companies in 2013, founded LIFT Company in 2013 and co-founded Sunshine Heroes Foundation with his wife in 2007. He played collegiate basketball for two schools: Utah Valley State College and Brigham Young University, where he earned the Defensive Player of the Year, All- District and All-Conference Honors in basketball while at BYU.
He Is Author of “The Next Few Years will Change Your Life”. Hansen’s business and civic achievements include recognition as BYU’s 2015 Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award and honored as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Utah.
Travis received a B.S. in Health Science from Brigham Young University and a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. After serving an LDS mission to the Chile, Santiago West mission, he married the former LaRee Merrell. He is the father of four children, he serves on several community boards and is active in civic and church organizations.