Travis Dooley was born in Northridge, California. At an early age he was accustomed to competing in all types of sporting activities. Travis trained heavily in swimming and water polo for 8 years through high school and college, earning numerous awards and the ‘All American’ title in sophomore year of high school. Travis started his Krav Maga training in 2004 while in Australia. Krav Maga made an impacting difference on his life and soon become a passion, leading down a path that would give him the opportunity to direct, co-write and co-produce numerous self defense DVDs. The start of Gloria Phaeton Productions in 2007 and the eventual lead into the Ultimate Krav Maga Series in 2009-2010 has fortified a resolve in Travis to continue striving to produce great self defense DVDs and successful feature films. The movie industry is just as much about art as it is about business! Travis understands this concept very well. Travis has been building, managing and leading businesses for the past 14 years, starting with a high profile Australian Graphic Design Studio and Offset Print Management Company; LA Based Medical Marketing Company; Industry Leading Krav Maga Merchandising Company; and now a Revolutionary Self Defense Production Company called Gloria Phaeton Productions. Over the recent years Travis has also started working with a few prominent TV producers and has created visual and written pitches for upcoming Self Defense reality show titles. Additionally, Travis is a member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) and is in the process of publishing a number of children’s picture books. "I read to my daughter every night before she goes to sleep. I make time for this special moment, regardless of work!" remarks Travis in a recent interview. As Travis navigates a future filled with, producing, directing and writing he doesn’t overlook the simple joys of life - family, friends and the entertainment industry! Travis is an adventurer at heart and is always searching for new things to try, on his list of adventures are Joining the California National Guard, Acting in a Feature Film and extending his knowledge of Weapons Handling Skills.
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