Dr. Tegerdine is a Columbia native and 2005 Hickman High School graduate.  He played soccer for the Columbia College Cougars before going on to earn a Biology degree from Truman State University in 2009. He graduated with honors in 2016 from the University of Missouri School of Dentistry in Kansas City.

Dr. Tegerdine is an artist and athlete who enjoys drawing, painting, playing soccer and running.  Travis married his high school sweetheart, Molly, who is also a practicing dentist in Columbia and have one son named sawyer.