Our experienced and friendly staff is standing by to create an amazing experience filled with phenomenal team building activities in Austin that your team will not forget! The Lone Star Peak Performance team will cater to the unique needs of your group by working with you to make sure your experience at M5 Ranch is perfect.
Director of Operations, Lone Star Peak Performance
Born and raised Texan, Travis grew up with an outdoors legacy —camping, hunting, fishing— and a heritage of self-sufficiency and wilderness living. He is also a certified NRA Pistol Instructor.
Travis has held numerous managerial and department head positions in sales, purchasing and manufacturing. He has seven years of experience in a research and development (R&D) role for Georgetown Rail and Equipment, building prototypes, scale models for proof of concept, and managing R&D facilities. He spent two years in R&D of fuel cell technology and alternative energies to include studies in feasibility of a Hydrogen Economy and hybrid systems.
Travis has an inventor’s mind, and he takes pleasure in designing and creating new things. He is a certified welder and machinist to include military aviation ground support equipment. In cooperation with Bourne Industries, Travis developed and produced an all-electric, three-wheeled car for commuter travel in large cities. He holds two U.S. patents on boat trailer design.
Currently, Travis is the Director of Operations at Lone Star Peak Performance, a leadership development company specializing in team building activities in Austin. His personal passion is to help build up and elevate men and women of character who lead in their families and workplace. Through team building experiences and acting as a conversation starter, Travis teaches servant leadership and the powerful impact that approach has on individuals and the organizations that they lead.
Director of Business Development, Lone Star Peak Performance
Born and raised in Northeast Wyoming’s coal country, Katie grew up with a pioneering spirit and a fondness for wide-open spaces. She graduated from Grove City College in three years with highest honors in Finance. After college, she gained five years of small business experience helping Timeless Frames (a picture frame manufacturing company located in Watertown, NY) grow from 65 employees in one location to over 225 employees in three locations. She is an Accredited Financial Counselor and has had the pleasure of working with clients on the edge of bankruptcy to turn their financial lives around. Katie worked at the Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning at West Point (the Military Academy) for four years. Her hands were in everything from logistics and finances to helping plan and resource leadership development workshops and physical fitness events for cadets and Army officers.
Prior to joining the Lone Star Peak Performance team, she Co-Founded Task Force 144 where she brought two main passions to bear: physical fitness and helping people and organizations become more effective. Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, she also founded Activate Your Talent (a company that seeks to be a catalyst for positive change in clients’ physical fitness, professional careers, and financial lives) to help people identify and leverage their natural talents. She is an avid Cross-fitter, triathlete, and ultra-marathoner and seriously enjoys finding and conquering physical and mental challenges. Katie is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and loves helping leaders and organizations understand and develop their natural talents to achieve exceptional results.
Course Facilitator, Lone Star Peak Performance
A decorated archer and competitive shooter, TC Warren has a passion for outdoor adventure sports. His dedication and intensity is showcased in his athletic ability- he actively competed at the state level for over 14 years. TC attended the University of Mary Hardin Baylor where he studied kinesiology and business management.
TC has a heart for community service and is a member of a Search and Rescue team specialized in strange terrain recovery, man tracking, high angle rescue, subterranean/confined space extraction and incident response to domestic terror. He holds an ACCT certification for Challenge Course Facilitation and loves to help people push their limits.
A lifelong learner, TC recently earned a NRA pistol instructor certification and is pursuing a certification in personal protection in/outside the home. He is excited to use his experience and enthusiasm to build programs at Lone Star Peak Performance focused on personal growth, leadership and team development.
Founder, Lone Star Peak Performance
Rick Minicozzi is a 1986 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and has been living in Central Texas for the last 28 years. Upon graduation, he served at Fort Hood and is a combat veteran of Operations Just Cause and Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Rick founded a real estate investment company while he was based at Fort Hood and left the Army to pursue this life-long passion.
Over the course of 28 years, Rick has invested in, developed, and turned around numerous properties and has founded multiple companies: Iron Sword Enterprises, Inc. (a New York based construction company that works million-dollar projects); ESR Development, Inc. (ESR recently completed a $7 million condominium renovation on Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas); and Always There Property Management Services (ATPMS provides property management services).
Rick is also the Managing General Partner and Owner of the Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point, New York—which he and partners acquired and renovated in 2009. In 2010, Rick led a group of West Point graduates to found the Thayer Leader Development Group (TLDG). In 2014, Rick founded Lone Star Peak Performance (LSPP), extending the leader development programs of TLDG to Central Texas.