Team

PRP's core staff boasts years of high-level event industry experience, and works as a close-knit, collaborative team to consistently deliver spectacular events and entertainment.

Patrick Roberge

President & Creative Director

PRP’s owner and the creative energy behind the company’s creative content, Patrick has been at the helm of countless prestigious international events and shows. Patrick’s career began at Expo ’86 World’s Fair where he production managed the 60,000 non-professional performers who comprised the fair’s daily on-site Atmosphere Entertainment program. From there he stepped onto the Olympic stage as a stage manager for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary. Read More

Many international events followed including AmeriFlora ’92, a six-month $85 million international exposition in Columbus, Ohio for which Patrick produced the Grand Opening Ceremony.

Over the past twenty five years, Patrick’s entertainment experience has included show production for LEGOLAND theme parks; the Pacific National Exhibition; Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Jubilee Tour; the inaugural Chinese New Year Parade in Hong Kong; the World Dragon Boat Festival; the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Emblem and Mascot launches; the BC/Canada Pavilion in Torino and Beijing at the 2006 and 2008 Olympic Games; the 1989, 2007 and 2011 Canada Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies; the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies; as well as numerous professional sport half-time shows and ceremonies, including the 100th Grey Cup. In addition to these large-scale public spectacles he has produced countless national and international corporate, cultural and protocol events. Recently Patrick produced the prestigious international Thea Awards, celebrating excellence in theme parks and attractions around the world.

An energetic Producer and Creative Director, Patrick has the unique ability to create productions that entertain audiences, engage the public and achieve client objectives. He is committed to working with clients to realize their vision, to creating compelling content, entertaining people worldwide and to having “fun in the process”. A proud father of two girls, Patrick is a respected member of the community and an internationally recognized producer of live entertainment and spectacular events.

Anna Bond

Business Director

Anchored by a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in International Business, Anna excels at combining the artistic vision with business realities. She has over 15 years of professional experience in strategic management and corporate development.  An integral part of the PRP team, Anna is versatile and comfortable in both a creative and production capacity, as well as supervising business operations. Anna has managed and coordinated talent, performers and VIPs for a wide variety of large-scale, high profile events. Read More

As Associate Producer of the 2008 BC Canada Pavilion at the Beijing Summer Olympic Games and 2006 BC Canada Place at the Torino Winter Olympic Games, Anna was a key member of PRP’s business and development team. She has provided business and project management for Grey Cup 100, Rick Hansen Celebration 25, the 2007 and 2011 Canada Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Her Majesty’s Royal Visit to Vancouver in 2002, the Vancouver 2010 Bid’s Celebrate Canada and Decision 2010 events, and VANOC’s Imagine 2010, Countdown 2010, the 2010 Olympic Mascot Launch and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Paralympic Games.

Anna’s combination of strategic education and hands-on production experience allows her to manage budgets, suppliers, partners, contracts and legal issues while keeping the goals of the event at the forefront. She blends effective communication skills and production knowledge with a keen understanding of both the client’s and event’s needs, backed by a strong focus on achieving the project objectives.

Jocelyn Peden

Associate Director & Choreographer

An accomplished dancer, renowned choreographer and seasoned director of award-winning productions, Jocelyn’s distinguished career spans more than 22 years. She has choreographed and directed the dance teams of the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and Vancouver Grizzlies as well as multiple half-time spectacles for the CFL’s BC Lions and many Grey Cup Half-Time shows. Jocelyn has choreographed numerous music videos and performed with famed artists such as Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul, Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, Vanessa Williams and the late Whitney Houston. Read More

Her dance and choreographic style moved onto the silver screen with the movies ”Dudley Do Right” and “The 6th Day”, featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the corporate world Jocelyn has worked with sports apparel giants Reebok and Puma, and has also created routines for international figure skaters including former Canadian Olympian, Emanuel Sandhu.

As PRP’s Head Choreographer Jocelyn has been responsible for staging multiple live sport, corporate and cultural productions including Imagine 2010, Celebrate Canada and Countdown 2010 for the Vancouver 2010 Bid; the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Mascot Launch; the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games; the 2011 Canada Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies; Rick Hansen Celebration 25 and many seasons of award-winning entertainment at the Pacific National Exhibition.

Nik von Schulmann

Director of Production

For more than 20 years Nik von Schulmann has played a pivotal role in delivering countless complex, large-scale national and international productions, and has proven he has the expertise to turn the most challenging and innovative creative visions into reality. His technical production skills, resource management and leadership have led to wide acclaim and respect in the arts, culture and event industries. Nik’s extensive practical experience, thorough understanding and broad knowledge of production, design and staging have been applied in Broadway tours including Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, Showboat, Riverdance, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Sunset Boulevard. Read More

 During his tenure as Director of Production for the Vancouver Opera he supervised the production of multiple presentations including Carmen, Aida and La Boheme. Nik has been a key member of PRP since 1999, leading the company’s production and technical delivery of a broad range of complex, large-scale corporate, government and public events throughout North America, Europe and Asia. A highly organized problem solver, his positive and team oriented approach to projects enables him to bring out the best in the staff and suppliers he manages. Highlights include Director of Production for the 2012 Arctic Winter Games; Grey Cup 100; 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies and the 2007 and 2011 editions of the Canada Winter Games; numerous special events for the Vancouver 2010 Bid and VANOC including Technical Director for Celebrate Canada and Decision 2010; and Production Director for the Imagine 2010 Emblem Launch, the VANOC Component of the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony, Countdown 2010 and the 2010 Olympic Mascot Launch.

As PRP’s Director of Production, Nik leads a team of some of the industry’s finest technical personnel with a focus on seamlessly delivering client events and building the company’s production division and technical resources.

Marcia Chapman

Technical Director

For more than 15 years Marcia’s technical expertise has been integral to large-scale international theatrical productions, events and sports entertainment. She has worked with numerous theatre organizations including Cirque Du Soleil, Banff Centre for the Performing Arts, Theatre Calgary, Manitoba Theatre Centre and Vancouver Playhouse Theatre. In addition to live theatre, Marcia’s technical experience includes film and series television, with production roles in the movies “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” and “Shanghai Noon” as well as series television with “Cold Squad”. Read More

 She has worked on music videos for Canadian Artists, Grammy winner Michael Buble and Grammy nominated band Nickelback and enjoyed working with the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat during the team’s inaugural season in 2009.

Marcia joined the PRP production and technical team in 2009. During the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games she served as PRP’s Technical Director for the Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as “Experience BC at Robson Square.” She has also been Technical Director for the 100th Anniversary PNE Parade in English Bay and the Bryan Adams/Beach Boys PNE Opening Day Concert at Empire Field Stadium. Marcia was PRP’s Technical Director for the 98th Grey Cup Halftime Show, Rick Hansen Celebration 25, as well as the Opening Ceremony of the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax.

Michael Scriven

Technical Director / Project Manager

Michael brings over 10 years of technical production experience to the PRP team. He has worked with numerous production organizations including Cirque du Soleil, the Arts Club, Bard on the Beach, Exit 22 Productions and Hangman Productions. On the large-scale festival and sport event front he has held key roles in the RedBull Flugtag, Redbull X-Fighters, the Victoria Folk Music Festival, FIS World Snowboarding Championships, Victoria Tallships Festival and on multiple Canada Day Celebrations in Victoria. Read More

Michael became a member of the PRP team in 2009 and has served as Technical Director for Grey Cup 100, the Opening Ceremony of the 122nd International Olympic Committee Session, the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies and the 100th Anniversary Fair at the Pacific National Exhibition.

Daniel Planko

Art Director

An artist, designer and creator, Daniel Planko specializes in the concept, design and implementation of art, exhibit and event installations. Characterized as a marriage of the handmade and the industrially produced that balances the serious and the whimsical, Daniel’s work seeks to reinvent the everyday. A design consultant and production contractor, he was responsible for Art Installations at New York’s Gering-Lopez Gallery and has worked with iconic photographer Annie Leibowitz, musician Bette Midler and actor Alan Cumming.Read More

Daniel has worked with PRP on special projects since 2009. He has contributed his visionary talents to many of the company’s signature projects, serving as PRP’s Art Director for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the 2010 Grey Cup Halftime Show and the 2011 Canada Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, as well as the designing the Art Cars Program for Vancouver’s Pacific National Exhibition annual Fair.

Diane Buirs

Production Supervisor

Over the past 20 years Diane has traversed an entertainment career that has been vast and multi-faceted. Starting as an entertainer/choreographer for major dance productions on the global stage, including at Expo 86, she has become a peerless logistics manager and talent director on a wide variety of corporate, consumer focused and large-scale public events. Diane joined PRP in 2007 and has contributed her energy, drive and skills to the company’s roster of world-class events ever since. Read More

Highlights include the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies and the 2007 and 2011 editions of the Canada Winter Games; numerous special events for VANOC including the Imagine 2010 Emblem Launch, the VANOC Component of the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony, Countdown 2010 and the 2010 Olympic Mascot Launch; Rick Hansen Celebration 25; Grey Cup 100; and the 21st Annual Gemini Awards.

Diane is passionate about events, entertainment and managing logistic details in order to deliver flawless productions. Her extensive hands-on experience and problem solving skills, combined with her confident and outgoing personality, ensure that projects to which she is assigned are always seamlessly delivered, professionally managed and positively executed.

Heather Morrison

Executive Assistant

With over ten years experience in the live event industry, Heather began her work with PRP as a dancer at the age of 17 and subsequently embarked on a highly successful professional career as a dance instructor, choreographer and performer. She has appeared in hundreds of productions, with some of the most notable for PRP being the “Imagine 2010” Vancouver Olympic Bid presentation to the IOC, the Guangdong International Tourism Festival in China and the 2006 Olympic Winter Games Closing Ceremony in Torino. Read More

 She was featured on Season one of “So You Think You Can Dance Canada” and her television credits include “Romeo!” and “Life As We Know It”. Heather’s role with PRP continued to evolve throughout the last decade, from Dance Captain in original shows such as “The Great Big Boo!”, “Kaboom!”, “Rollin’ Thunder” and “Pop City” to the role of Performance Director on numerous high-level televised projects including the Opening of the 122nd IOC Session, the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, numerous Grey Cup Half-time Shows including Grey Cup 100 and Rick Hansen Celebration 25. With a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from UFV, coupled with extensive knowledge of dance, performance, live show logistics and cast coordination, Heather’s unique skill set makes her an integral part of the creative and logistical workings of PRP productions.

Jennifer Jensen-Tracy

Project Manager

Based in Ontario, Jennifer is a 17-year veteran of the event and entertainment industry, and has held key roles in select event companies and with large-scale entertainment projects since 1995. Educated at McGill University and Canada’s National Theatre School, Jennifer joined the 1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg as Coordinator of the Ceremonies Division. Excelling at the planning and delivery of Games ceremonies, Jennifer was subsequently engaged as the Manager, Ceremonies Division of the 2001 IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Edmonton. Read More

In the intervening years she continued to expand her career and profile in the Games world with stints as the Cultural Programs Manager of the 2002 Arctic Winter Games in Iqaluit, Production Manager of the 2002 North American Indigenous Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and as Producer of the 2003 Western Canada Summer Games Ceremonies and Festival. Other high profile events include coordinating stage presentations for Royal Visits to Manitoba (2002) and Alberta (2005).

Over the past decade, Jennifer has contributed significantly on the national television and theatre scene with stage and production management, communications and marketing and Associate Producer roles with companies across Canada including Red Roots Theatre, Centaur Theatre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Manitoba Opera, Frantic Films, CBC and the Just For Laughs Festival, among many others. She has been consultant and has provided project and production management support to numerous corporate, educational, and aboriginal conferences, awards shows and galas including most recently for the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards. Jennifer joined PRP as Production Stage Manager, Logistics for the acclaimed 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony, and continued with PRP as Production Stage Manager of the 2011 Canada Winter Games Opening Ceremony in Halifax as well as the 100 Grey Cup. Jennifer is responsible for marketing and representing the company’s interests in the Greater Toronto Area.