Travis is originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin and is currently an Assistant Professor in the
Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He
received his Ph.D. in Criminology & Criminal Justice from Arizona State University in 2018.
Travis’s research interests include corrections and correctional policy with a specific emphasis
on offender rehabilitation, programming, and the effects of incarceration. Outside of academia, Travis enjoys travelling and has been to seven different countries in the last 2 years. Along with Kevin Wright, Travis co-taught the first Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program class in the state of Arizona and is a co-founder of the Arizona Transformation Project.
Wesley is originally from Texas but grew up in Phoenix, AZ. A 12-year veteran of the United States Army and National Guard, Wesley is now pursuing his PhD at Sam Houston State University. Wesley is interested in veterans within the criminal justice system, victimization in correctional settings, and how correctional staff can be trained to improve a host of correctional outcomes for agencies as well as those who are incarcerated. In his spare time, Wesley acts as the director of a non-profit search and rescue group, plays a fair amount of Xbox, and enjoys occasionally turning his small apartment into a woodworking shop. Wesley was a student in the first Inside-Out course in the State of Arizona and has co-facilitated past Inside-Out classes with both Cody and Kevin.
Varrone was born into a good loving family on January 6, 1981 at Luke Air Force Base Hospital in Arizona. Although his parents did their best to raise him right, he turned to a life of crime in his early teens, in and out of juvenile hall, which ultimately led to him receiving two prison terms totaling 21 years when he was 20 years old. Since then, he has given his life to Jesus Christ and desires to help troubled youth to not go down the same path he went down. He loves teaching, thinking outside the box, listening to and making music, good humor, good conversation, encouraging those in need, and bringing an awareness to the very real impact crime has on its victims. Upon release, he hopes to be able to speak to teenagers in juvenile correctional facilities and become a mentor.
Timm was released from prison on August 31st after serving 25 years and 3 months. He is so blessed that the Lord kept him safe and healthy, mentally, physically, and spiritually during the time he spent in prison. Timm gives God all the glory for his release. He's excited to be able to now share his testimony with all who will listen, with the hopes of helping others have the confidence that change is possible! He also wants to use his experience to help educate others on things he believes could be helpful to improve the recidivism rate in the state of Arizona. His main goal is to be a parenting facilitator, peer mentor, and of course continue his partnership with the ATP so we can help others be successful upon re-entry and living successfully after re-entry!!! Timm truly believes that great things are coming, and he is blessed to be apart of it!!!