Courtney Fredrickson

International Travel Coordinator

Learn how our team works together behind the scenes to provide exceptional travel experiences.

Meet Courtney

A seasoned world traveler, Courtney believes that travel has changed her, so naturally she loves to see firsthand how students are impacted by their initial travel experiences. Her impeccable attention to detail and dedication to quality for all BRT tours are the result of more than eleven years of working closely with performance groups all over the world – not to mention a degree in hospitality management and dietetics. From the Pantheon in Rome to Main Street at Walt Disney World, Courtney’s travel experiences have given her a global perspective she is eager to share with students and their group leaders.

Courtney Fredrickson

Courtney Fredrickson

International Travel Coordinator

My favorite travel memory

When I was six months pregnant with my first child, my husband and I backpacked through Croatia. When we booked the flight, I wasn’t pregnant and I was a bit nervous traveling so pregnant far away from home. But it was an amazing experience – like here – the Croatians were so kind to me! Old ladies would come up and touch my belly, offering blessings. Young men would offer up seats on the bus or in restaurants. Croatia is a beautiful country with beautiful people.

My hobbies and pastimes

I am obsessed with taking care of my two children. Their attitudes and character are always so genuine, they are inspiring. I also am very active at our church leading a couple small groups. Spending time with friends and family, watching movies with my hubby and planning other people’s vacations are all things I enjoy doing.

My favorite book

Before kids I loved serious/dramatic books like A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving and The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara. But now I like to read more to relax and take my mind away. So I was part of many who went crazy for Harry Potter and Twilight. They were both well-written series, with interesting characters and completely fictional!


The personal touches that BRT provides. Your company gets to know the people they work with. I have never felt like a "number" with BRT.

Leslie Schmidt
Columbia Central Junior High School
Class Trip, DC Tour


I appreciated the flexibility Bob Rogers showed us with the billing and various payments we had to make. We thought we were adding more and ended up not but you were great about giving us extra time to work out what we needed to on our end.

Loraine Wistrom
Plum Grove Junior High School
Band, Chicago Tour


BRT is always on top of all details. Even when something has slipped through the cracks, changed, or something unexpected comes up, BRT is flexible enough to make the changes needed to make everything right. We have always been so well taken care of and the personal attention is what makes your company special.

Dameon Place
Pella Community High School
Band, Orlando Tour


This was my 5th trip with Bob Rogers, and I appreciate the professionalism and also the willingness to work with me and my students to make each trip the very best it can be.

Trey Jacobs
Nashville School of the Arts
Choir, Atlanta & Tuscaloosa Tour


You make the process so easy - step-by-step of what needs to be done, guidance along the way, available (and quick) to respond to questions and making me feel like me and my students are your priority.

Beth Vaughn
Bowling Green High School
Choir, New York City Tour


The quality of service that you provided us with was second to none. The organization and communication were exceptional and we always felt we were in “the loop” on things both before and during the trip.

Bob Mecozzi
Amos Alonzo Stagg High School
Band, Orlando Tour


BRT hands down has been the absolute best travel company I have worked with in my 18 years in education. My interactions with BRT have always been so much more than just traveling from one destination to another...the focus has always been on people and providing them with experiences of a lifetime.

Barry Houser
University of Illinois
Band, Ireland Tour


From the scheduling, to planning, to overseeing, to leading, to customer service, everyone involved was courteous, prompt, and hospitable. Everyone did their jobs well and turned the trip experience into something better than we had anticipated.

David Dvorak
Lakewood Middle School
Band, Nashville Tour


Very Organized - even when problems develop. We've gone on enough trips with Bob Rogers to know how BRT operates - always first class, always prepared.

Joe Carl
Sumner High School
Band, Los Angeles Tour


The whole BRT team was extremely attentive, accommodating and reliable. Every detail was attended to and my stress level the entire trip was at an all-time low.

Joel Vanderheyden
Jefferson College
Band, New Orleans Tour

Group Travel
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About Us
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Our Team
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