Travis was born and raised in Georgia. He completed his education at The University of Alabama and moved to Florida to enjoy the warm water. He has spent the majority of his life in and behind the boat. That time has earned him national and world titles, as well as the respect of the top athletes in the sport as a coach and driver. He has worked with many of the sport's top riders, skiers, and coaches for the majority of his life. If you ever been to a professional wakeboarding event, you have more than likely seen Travis sitting behind the wheel. He drove most every professional event, including the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, National and World Championships, The King of Wake Series, and X-Games for over 15 years. Travis is also very instrumental in the research and development of MasterCraft boats.
When not sitting in the boat, he is spending time with his wife Kristin, and his two little girls, Ella and Lennon. He loves to spend time working on or around his house where he can really let his OCD shine. He is also a huge college football fan and a terrible golfer. He loves playing with all of his animals, especially his Italian Greyhound, Ozzie.
Scott Stewart originally from California, but moved to Florida in his teens where he quickly picked up wakeboarding. Watching him ride from the boat can literally take your breath away. He takes his big technical tricks way out to the flats and makes it look so clean. Learning from Scott is a blast, he breaks everything down into simple terms and makes each and every trick simple to understand. When not wakeboarding, Scott heads west to Wyoming where he spends his time snowboarding in the winter. Scott is also an amazing woodworker and artist. We have several of his pieces here on display at The Boarding School, if you are interested in purchasing one.
Freddie Winter, originally hails from across the pond in London, England. He started skiing at the age of 6, and won his first national title by the age of 11. And as the saying goes, the rest is history. At the age of 27, Freddie is the current World Champion. If you have ever met Freddie, you know that he is incredibly focussed and determined to reach his goals on and off the water. You also quickly notice that he likes to have a good time, ultimately making him a great fit here at The Boarding School. We are extremely excited to have him as part of the family to continue our ski program here.
Coach/Videographer & Photographer
Jimmy originally came to us two years ago as a student, and we liked having the kid around so much that we didn’t let him leave. He’s one of the hardest working guys I’ve met, and incredibly talented on the water. You can pretty much strap anything to his feet, and he'll figure it out. Originally from Virginia, Jimmy spent a ton of time competing as a Junior, and has been a member of the U.S. Wakeboard Team. But has recently taken time away from contests to work on his riding, with a focus on style. More than likely he’ll be the first face you see here at TBS, as he lives on site, and does most of our airport pickups.
Jimmy is also a talented videographer and photographer. So if you would like pictures or a video edit of your time here, he can take care of that!
Surrogate Pet/Team Mascot/Motivational Guru
Ozzie is originally from a small town in South Georgia, but at the age of just 8 weeks knew that he needed to head south to The Boarding School. The intensity of his passion for the boat is only paralleled by his bad breath. He will always be here to help ease the pain of missing your dog at home, and to remind you that he needs to be loved and catered to almost constantly. Ozzie has been featured in many MasterCraft photoshoots and videos, but somehow has not let the fame go to his incredibly small and long head. He keeps his focus on maintaining each and every guest’s happiness throughout your stay here at The Boarding School. Word of warning, we have had quite a few guests over the years leave and get an Italian Greyhound of their own. Also, if you are not vigilant he will steal food right out of your hand.