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From an early age, Todd and his sister Tami were exposed to a world of music and travel, which inspired them to step into their father’s shoes as the second generation of leadership at BRT. A percussionist with a degree in finance from the University of Iowa and nearly 20 years of experience in the travel industry, Todd consistently brings new ideas and innovative thinking to the business. His passion and focus on strong customer relationships continues to strengthen his dedication to upholding the company’s principles. Whether he is visiting clients at their schools, enjoying student concerts or simply sharing a meal, these personal connections, in large part, account for his successful longevity at BRT. Helping students experience new events through travel is Todd’s primary motivation. He is driven to discover new ways to enhance travel experiences and revolutionize the industry.
My favorite travel destination
Travel has always been a big part of my life. I really enjoy experiencing different cultures and seeing the world. My favorite travel destination is Kauai, Hawaii. My wife and I particularly enjoy relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Princeville area on the north side of the island. It’s a magical place. I strongly believe that everyone needs to incorporate an annual vacation into their schedule to recharge their batteries.
My hobbies and pastimes
One of my favorite pastimes is to attend sporting events. I like to cheer on the Chicago Bears, White Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks and Iowa Hawkeyes. I also enjoy spending time outdoors, especially on the golf course. Finding leisure time with family and friends is also important to me.
My favorite quote
“There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Rescue these.” — Michael Nolan
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