Whether he’s organizing performance travel for bands, choirs and orchestras or arranging educational trips for students, Todd’s favorite part of his job is using BRT’s wealth of resources to create something completely unique. Todd’s groups have traveled throughout the United States and Canada, performing in and experiencing places and events that have opened their eyes and, for many, inspired a love of travel that will last a lifetime.
My favorite travel memory
I studied abroad for three weeks in Rome, Italy in 1986. We visited amazing sites such as Florence, Tivoli, Ostia Antica, Pompeii, Circus Maximus, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Vatican, Colosseum, and the Catacombs. While all of theses experiences were very memorable, the highlight of the trip was attending a Papal audience in the square of St. Peter’s Basilica and meeting and shaking hands with Pope John Paul II, as he exited the square.
My favorite movie character
My favorite movie character would have to be Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee in the movie A Few Good Men (played by Tom Cruise). I think it was a brilliant movie based on a young, inexperienced Naval lawyer who rose to the occasion by challenging Colonel Nathan Jessup (played by Jack Nicholson) in a heated courtroom scene, despite what seemed like insurmountable odds against him and the two Marines for whom he was fighting.
My favorite book
My favorite book dates back to my teenage years when my dad gave me the autobiography of the former Cleveland Indians baseball player named Andre Thorton called Triumph Born of Tragedy. It is an inspirational book that discusses how his faith and attitude helped shape him after the loss of his wife and child in a tragic car accident.