Travis Luther is the Founder of Luther Media, LLC whose companies include Law Father, ValetAds, Queen Anne Pillow Company, and TrialLine. Luther is a former Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Metropolitan State University’s College of Business. He is also a Member of EO Colorado and the former Membership Chair for EO Colorado’s Accelerator Program. He sits on the Executive Board of Scholars Unlimited, a Denver non-profit focused on improving child literacy among low-income and at-risk grade school children and co-founded their kid’s coding program, CodeSpire. He is a frequent lecturer and author. In his free time he enjoys playing the guitar and international travel.
I was born in Los Angeles, California. My family moved to rural Washington shortly there after. I grew up in Pullman, Washington.
While in Pullman, I owned a skateboard and snowboard shop (TnT Skate and Snow – Est. 1995) and two coffee shops (Java Llamas & Pony Espresso – Est. 1998).
I left Pullman in 1999 and moved back to Los Angeles. After about a year of managing a coffee shop in Hollywood I decided to move to Seattle. In Seattle I held numerous part-time jobs, but my primary interest was music. I started a small record label (Humble Rocks! Records – Est. 2001), put out a number of albums, and toured the country as the singer/songwriter/guitar player for the band Ultra Find (iTunes link + YouTube link). In 2004 I moved to Denver to return to college – thinking I might become an entertainment lawyer.
In school I quickly became very interested in the social sciences. I received a BA in Behavioral Science and then a MA in Sociology.
During my undergraduate and graduate studies I started a web marketing and graphic design company called Luther Media.
I also worked as a valet, parking cars in the evenings. One night (2004) I got the idea to sell advertising on the blank side of valet tickets. It was then that I formed the company ValetAds.
In 2005, I realized there was a huge need for a company that could address the web and digital media needs of lawyers. So, in 2007, I formed the company Law Father.
Starting in 2007 I began to suffer excoriating back pain that would eventualy result in two back surgeries. Previous to the surgeries I was frustrated with the low quality pillows I was buying and the fact that most retailers taught consumers nothing about the differences between pillows and their materials, or, how one pillow performed over another. It was this frustration that inspired me to launch the Queen Anne Pillow CO in November of 2013.
Most recently (Jan. 2017) I launched a case management and timeline software for attorneys called TrialLine.
After nearly 20 years as an entrepreneur I had the great privilege of teaching entrepreneurship to our next generation of innovators at Metropolitan State University of Denver. I served nearly four years (from 2012-2016) as an Adjunct Professor, teaching three courses: Creative Problem Solving, New Venture Start-up Feasibility and New Venture Creation II.
Today, I remain focused on my family and my four companies. The time left over from those pursuits I spend writing books, traveling, and gathering good material for future stories.