Kim Mikitka

Travel Coordinator
 

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Meet Kim

When your high school experience includes winning Nationals with your marching band not once, but three times, your memories aren’t just fond – they’re transformative. Everyday, Kim gets to draw from her own incredible season as a student performer, her background in organizational communication and her experience in the Disney College Program, to create memorable experiences that give each performance group an opportunity to shine. She loves working with talented directors and teachers who love what they do – because she knows firsthand how impactful their work can be.

Kim Mikitka

Kim Mikitka

Travel Coordinator

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My favorite travel memory

Taking my children and family to Walt Disney World, and offering them the opportunity to create memories that mirror my vacations as a child has brought me great pleasure. Watching how each trip is filled with different experiences as the children grow and are able to enjoy different activities within the theme parks. Over the years, we have created lots of family traditions that the children enjoy and look forward to.

My hobbies and pastimes

My favorite personal pastime is reading. I don’t discriminate – any book is a good book. And I enjoy entertaining. I attended Culinary School so I appreciate the hard work of creating a good meal. I love the way the house feels when it is full of people, having a good time, sharing stories and laughing. And music is a big part of my life. I have played piano since I was 8 and still appreciate having time to play. Having music in the house has been a big part of our family.

My travel dream

I look forward to the day I can take my family to Europe and introduce them to different cultures, traditions and food. I can’t wait to watch them experience things for the first time and see how it relates to the world we live in.

 

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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