Jennifer Shiplet

Senior Travel Coordinator & Vendor Relations Coordinator
 

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Meet Jennifer

Jennifer sees each trip she plans like a puzzle; with patience and focus, you can move things around to make all of the pieces fit just right – and she loves the challenge of getting everything to fall into place. She holds a degree in music, fifteen years of experience as a percussionist and has traveled extensively both within the United States and abroad. Her experience, education and passion for travel make her a perfect fit at BRT.

Jennifer Shiplet

Jennifer Shiplet

Senior Travel Coordinator & Vendor Relations Coordinator

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My favorite travel memory

In 2006, I had the opportunity to travel to China.  The week I spent there was filled with many incredible moments.  However, probably one of the most memorable was climbing the Great Wall of China.  The sheer magnitude of the wall, combined with the beauty of the surroundings was breathtaking. 

My hobbies and pastimes

In my free time, I enjoy all things musical and culinary.  I am an active percussionist.  I play in several orchestras, and enjoy going to the symphony.  You will find a wide variety of music on my iPod.  I also enjoy spending time in the kitchen trying out new recipes.  If you ask my coworkers, they will tell you, as they have delighted in more than one scrumptious morsel.

My favorite movie character

Jason Bourne – In the Bourne Trilogy, Matt Damon is quick on his feet, intelligent, multi-lingual, detail-oriented, and quick to act.  Challenges do not deter him.  The Bourne Trilogy is a great action series.

 

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
Class Trip, 2018 DC tour
Columbia Central Junior High School

 

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
Band, 2017 Chicago tour
Plum Grove Junior High School

 

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
Band, ’18-19 Orlando tour
Pella Community High School

 

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
Choir, ’18- 19 Atlanta &Tuscaloosa Tour
Nashville School of the Arts

 

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
Choir, ’17-18 New York City tour
Bowling Green High School

 

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
Band, ‘17-18 Orlando Tour
Amos Alonzo Stagg High School

 

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
Band, ’17-18, Ireland tour
University of Illinois

 

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
Band, ’17-18 Nashville Tour
Lakewood Middle School

 

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
Band, ’17 Los Angeles Tour
Sumner High School

 

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
Band, ’17-18 New Orleans Tour
Jefferson College

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