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Josh’s performance and competition experience runs deep, from dance to choir to speech, and he’s thrilled to create those same moments for students through his role at BRT. In addition to his work at BRT, Josh is also a high school speech coach, leading his state champion team to victory in two of the four years he’s been at the helm. He believes the travel and performance opportunities he had as a high school student shaped the man and mentor he is today – he’s excited to “pay it forward” with BRT clients and school groups.
My favorite travel memory
When I was 17 I traveled with my youth ministry group to Australia for three weeks. We traveled all over in our short time there – it was overwhelming how many activities were on our itinerary. I had the opportunity to hold a baby dingo, explore churches, and watch an orchestra rehearse from backstage at the Sydney Opera House. Even a decade later, I still find myself bringing up these experiences as if they happened yesterday.
My favorite movie character
Chris Evans’ rendition of Captain America is truly fantastic. Someone who fights for the little guy and sticks to his convictions and what he believes to be morally right is someone I want to be. Plus, have you seen how much of a monster he is? Even knowing it was all Hollywood special effects, I would totally believe that he is jacked enough to hold a helicopter down from taking off through brute strength alone.
My favorite book
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is like the holy grail of nerd/geek/pop culture since the 1980’s. The story is a fun adventure that references literally everything I was into when I was a kid. I flew through the book the first time I read it and have only picked up on extra details in subsequent readings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Band, ’17-18 New Orleans Tour