Travis Slade is an active enthusiast for freedom and principled government. He grew up on a dairy farm in very rural Colorado where he learned hard work and nature’s law. He is a founder of Ascend, a private high school dedicated to liberal arts education for young adults. He holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Brigham Young University and a Medical Degree from the University of Utah. He is a partner in an anesthesiology practice operating at the Ogden Regional Medical Center and he still farms the land right across the street. He is married to the former Sarah Pixton and they resides in Layton, Utah with their 8 children.