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Who We Are

Bruce Rickert is the Owner and President of Peak Group Travel (formerly Peak Performance Tours) where he has been planning Middle School and High School Band, Choir and Orchestra performance tours in the USA and abroad for over 24 years. Additionally, he is the Owner and President of American Music Abroad – organizing international music tours for student and adult groups throughout Europe. He holds both a B.S. and M.M. in Music Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. His professional affiliations include the Student Youth Travel Association, Music Educators National and State organizations, as well as an alumni member of both Phi Mu Alpha and Kappa Kappa Psi. Bruce is married with two sons – they enjoy relaxing at the beach and visiting major league baseball parks on their travels.

Beth Beccone is the Director of Sales and Marketing here at Peak. Beth joined Peak in 2019 after several years as a Festival/Event Director. Beth attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and was a member, and Drum Major, of the Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band. She is the current President of the Band Chapter of the West Chester University Alumni Association, as well as an alumni member of Tau Beta Sigma. Beth graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Psychology. She lives with her partner, Aaron, and they enjoy music, movies, pinball, and, of course, travel.

Christa Smith is our Operations Manager at Peak Group Travel. Christa has been with Peak for over 16 years. Her attention to detail and vendor relations make our tours exceptional experiences for all of our travelers. Christa enjoys a good binge on Netflix with her family, time at the beach whenever possible, and doing stained-glass art projects.