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From her days in high school show choir, to her collegiate studies in musical theatre to performing Greek theater throughout Greece – Kimberly simply loves performance travel. Travel of all kinds, really, as she’s traveled extensively throughout Europe, South America and the Caribbean. She sees her role at BRT as the perfect intersection of her passion for travel and her desire to see the arts elevated in schools. Knowing how impactful performance travel can be for students – especially for students who may be leaving home for the first time – Kimberly can’t wait to empower talented students as they share their music with the world.
My favorite travel memory
One of the most impactful travel memories I have was during our time in Morocco. My husband and I were staying in a small town called Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains. I will never forget sitting on the rooftop at night, surrounded by darkness and hearing the call to prayer for the first time echoing for miles amongst all the little towns. It was one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had, and it also made me realize at that moment how truly far from home I was.
My hobbies and pastimes
I love to cook and, coincidently, eat! I love listening to music, reading, crafting, reworking old furniture, watching Blackhawks hockey and playing baseball with my son in the backyard.
My favorite travel destination
There are so many to choose from! My favorite though will always be Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic – we spent about two months exploring the country and wound up in this particular town for an entire month. The kindness and generosity of the people, gorgeous landscape, lasting friendships made, fantastic Czech food and of course the amazing BEER will forever make this my favorite destination.
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