Travis Shortt has been interested in the paranormal, supernatural, and occult since a very young age. He trained early in his life to be a minister. He holds a degree in English with a concentration in Communication from The University of Virginia's College at Wise and is near completion on his Master's in Theology from Master's International School of Divinity. His professional background is in broadcasting, marketing, and public relations. He currently serves as Director of Communication for Black River Films. He is also the host, narrator, producer, researcher, and writer of Dark Wings: The Mothman Chronicle.