Travis Hylton has been a D.WRE since April 2008 and he currently serves as an Environmental Engineer with the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Pacific. At NAVFAC Pacific, his efforts have centered on engineering, operations, and sustainment of drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater utilities in Guam, Hawaii, and the Far East. Recently, he served a three-year tour at NAVFAC Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia as the Drinking Water Program Manager overseeing 26 drinking water systems on three continents serving 50,000 service members and their families. Prior to working with the U.S. Navy, he worked as a Senior Environmental Engineer at the private R&D and consulting firm Oceanit for 8 years in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has over 20 years of professional experience in water resources. He earned his Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) with specializations in Water Supply & Wastewater and Environmental Sustainability from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, earned certification as a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) from the Association of State Floodplain Managers and as a Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality (CPSWQ) from the Certified Professionals in Erosion and Sediment Control organization. He is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) through the U.S. Green Building Council.
Mr. Hylton remains active in professional organizations in Honolulu. He has served as the President of the Engineers and Architect of Hawaii (EAH), and served as Co-Chair for the Hawaii Water Environment Association 2005 Annual Conference, earning an invitation into the Water Environment Federation's "5-S" society. He also served on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Oahu Resource Conservation and Development Council, an organization that administers grants for agricultural and conservation projects in cooperation with the National Resource Conservation Service.
In this interview, Travis shares with AAWRE on his life and career path, working for the U.S. Navy, his times abroad, and his vision on being a civil engineer.