travis is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kibin. Originally from Michigan, he now lives in San Francisco, CA and enjoys foreign currency trading (Forex), poker, single malt whiskey, and the power of words. Connect with Travis on Google+

Recent Posts

We’ve been reinventing Kibin over the last two years. It began in late 2014 with the launch of our essay examples database (EDB), a research tool to help students brainstorm ideas for their essay topics. This marked a major branch out from our … Read more
Ridiculous people – they’re everywhere. You see them in San Francisco’s Marina District and in your favorite TV shows. You may even have to deal with them on a daily basis at work. Sometimes we laugh at them; sometimes we just … Read more
The last twelve months have been amazing for Kibin. We’ve experienced some incredible growth, hit profitability last September, and have continued adding exceptional freelance editors to our team. We are moving forward on our quest to become the best online … Read more
Writing a personal statement can be a daunting task. It may seem like there are a few hundred words standing between you and your biggest goal—and it’s true! Once your grades are completed and your volunteer and extracurricular work is … Read more
Are you an English as a Second Language (ESL) writer guilty of making some of the more common ESL writing mistakes? Do you mix up your subjects and objects, write your adjectives all out of order, and confuse annoying English … Read more
  In our last post, we wrote about 4 Must-Answer Questions Before Brainstorming Personal Statement Topics. If you haven’t read that and answered those questions yet, you’ll need to do so before moving on to this post.  Now that you’ve answered … Read more
As tempting as it is to pick a topic for your college application personal statement, get writing, and get it over with – this is not the right way to go. Chances are, you’ll get jammed up with writer’s block, … Read more
It’s time to go back to school, a fact that may be causing you a bit of anxiety. After months traveling around the country, going to concerts, and catching up on good books and movies, you have to go back … Read more
Are summer classes harder or easier than regular school year classes? It’s an age-old question that many panicky, pent-up students start asking themselves when they realize that their next few months aren’t going to be solely spent reading trashy romance … Read more
Not all countries have three months of summer vacation like the U.S. and Australia do. In a global market, it’s best not to waste three months out of the year worrying about nothing more significant than getting a tan. Some … Read more