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Music. Travel. Meeting new people. All things that Susan loves and has the opportunity to experience in her role at BRT. A former music educator, Susan combines her music experience with her love of travel destination research to create amazing experiences that will impact student performers. She says figuring out how to put all the pieces of a trip together is like assembling a giant puzzle – and she’s definitely up for the challenge.
My favorite travel destination
My favorite place to travel is Colorado. I love the mountains, both seeing them and being in them. It is such a different world from Illinois, where I grew up. I also have family that lives in Colorado, so traveling there lets me spend time with them!
My hobbies and pastimes
Spending time with my family (and my three dogs) is my top priority. Some of our favorite things to do together are going hiking and camping. I also love cooking, running and reading!
My favorite book
It is difficult for me to choose one favorite book, because I have read so many wonderful ones! I do lean toward science fiction and fantasy books. Some of my favorites are Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Timeseries. It amazes me how he was able to keep the characters and story line intriguing enough to keep me interested for 14 books!
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