About the Team When you love what you do, it shows.

Having fun is important to us.

We're a passionate group of experts who achieve objectives and imagine beyond the possible - always having fun in the process.

Our team has over 30 years of experience; we're industry veterans armed with a boundless supply of fresh ideas. From start to finish, we'll bring your story to life with expertise, innovation, and originality.

Our Team

Patrick Roberge

President and Creative Director

As the founder of PRP, Patrick is the vital creative force behind PRP and our original entertainment division, Wondersee Entert(...)

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As the founder of PRP, Patrick is the vital creative force behind PRP and our original entertainment division, Wondersee Entertainment. His 30-year commitment to creating compelling content that realizes the client’s vision while entertaining people worldwide has resulted in international acclaim and recognition.

Patrick’s favourite projects in recent memory include staging the largest event north of the 60th parallel at the 2007 Whitehorse Canada Games; producing the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games; and staging the 100th Anniversary PNE Parade.

Outside of PRP, Patrick is a proud Canadian and family man; he loves being a dad to his two girls.

Fun Fact: Patrick made his musical theatre debut as the Artful Dodger in 1977, and he loves frozen chocolate malts!

Nik von Schulmann

Managing Director

Nik lends his expertise in delivering countless complex, large-scale national and international productions to PRP, overseeing (...)

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Nik lends his expertise in delivering countless complex, large-scale national and international productions to PRP, overseeing all business and production activities of the company. He applies his sense of humour and quick thinking to all challenges and opportunities that arise.

With over 25 years of experience and having earned acclaim in the arts, culture and event industries, Nik led the production of multiple presentations for the Vancouver Opera, including Carmen, Aida and La Boheme. His most memorable projects with PRP include the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Paralympics and the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.

Nik is passionate about travel, his family, and experiencing life to the fullest.

Fun Fact: Nik was once a zamboni driver!

Dan Planko

Art Director

Dan is a creator – in all senses of the word. He creates props, designs graphic visuals, implements installations and brings (...)

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Dan is a creator – in all senses of the word. He creates props, designs graphic visuals, implements installations and brings creative concepts to life. Dan’s work seeks to reinvent the everyday, balancing the serious and the whimsical.

Contributing his visionary talents to PRP's productions, Dan’s favourite projects include: designing giant puppets for Kaleidoscope On Parade at the PNE, creating the guitar placards at the 2014 Gay Games and crafting giant mobiles for BC Children’s Hospital.

As an artist and a doer, Dan endeavours to make it through the goal posts of life with a few scrapes and a big smile.

Fun fact: Dan once took a bath in Annie Liebowitz’s bathtub!

Heather Maciver

Director of Strategy & Brand

A big believer in hard work and building strong partnerships, Heather drives PRP's strategic growth. She’s integral in keepin(...)

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A big believer in hard work and building strong partnerships, Heather drives PRP's strategic growth. She’s integral in keeping our vision, mission and values at the forefront of all that the company does – and she’s an expert at it.

With over 15 years of experience, one of Heather’s proudest accomplishments is the role she played in bringing the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays to life – from Athens, Greece to over 1000 communities and millions of people across Canada. She crossed the country for the second time in 2012, as part of the team that made Rick Hansen’s 25th Anniversary Relay possible.

Heather is a mother of two – one of whom is a toddler (the other is decidedly more canine). She’s passionate about motherhood, current events and wine.

Fun fact: Heather’s been to every continent at least once, and she’s visited over 100 countries.

Deanna Levchuk

Director of Operations

Deanna comprises the business backbone of PRP – finance, HR, admin and IT. Always looking for new opportunities to act outsid(...)

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Deanna comprises the business backbone of PRP – finance, HR, admin and IT. Always looking for new opportunities to act outside the box, she is passionate about transformation, details and effective communication.

Drawing motivation from hearing the words, “This has never been done before,” Deanna has launched a new drug, worked on the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games and developed crisis management plans for large organizations.

Deanna loves learning new things and sharing her knowledge with her friends; she constantly looks towards self-improvement and new adventures.

Fun fact: Deanna has a goal of taking six new classes and reading 35 books by the end of the year!

Jocelyn Peden

Associate Director and Choreographer

Jocelyn directs, choreographs and inspires PRP productions while always having fun in the process. She works from the heart, cr(...)

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Jocelyn directs, choreographs and inspires PRP productions while always having fun in the process. She works from the heart, creating shows that leave people wanting more – and she does it all with style and finesse.

Jocelyn’s work with PRP is the latest endeavour in an accomplished career – spanning more than 25 years – as a renowned dancer, distinguished choreographer and seasoned director. Her career highlights include performing with Janet Jackson for Rhythm Nation, working on the 2010 Paralympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and directing Wondersee’s The Great Big Boo!

In her downtime, Jocelyn values spending time with her family and her kids, designing, and getting some well-deserved quality R&R.

Fun fact: On her way to Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, Jocelyn was in a car accident (don’t worry, she’s fine!) and never had the chance to go.

Jennifer Jensen-Tracy

Producer

In PRP's dynamic process of turning creative visions into reality, Jennifer bridges the gap by overseeing anything and everythi(...)

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In PRP's dynamic process of turning creative visions into reality, Jennifer bridges the gap by overseeing anything and everything that falls in between creative and production. She prides herself on her ability to bring people together, working as a positive, efficient and supportive team while having fun at the same time.

A 20-year veteran of the event and entertainment industry, Jennifer has held key roles in several large-scale projects across the country. Her career highlights include the 2002 Arctic Winter Games in Iqaluit, the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games and the 2014 Gay Games in Cleveland.

Jennifer’s greatest joy is being a mom and spending time with her husband and family. She loves exploring new places and experiences both near and far away.

Fun Fact: Jennifer, better known as JJT, has a 5-year personal plan which includes learning how to knit a sweater, travelling to Spain and Italy and improving her French!

Heather Morrison

Associate Producer

As a vital part of PRP’s show development, Heather has a hand in the production process from beginning to end: from the propo(...)

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As a vital part of PRP’s show development, Heather has a hand in the production process from beginning to end: from the proposal strategy to the creative planning stage, and ultimately the execution. She’s efficient and armed with a diverse résumé of creative and production experience.

Beginning as a dancer for PRP’s productions at the age of 17, Heather has a long history with the company. Since then, her role has evolved from Dance Captain in productions like The Great Big Boo! to Performance Director for the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies and the Opening Ceremony of the Gay Games in 2014.

Outside of work, you can find Heather with her family and friends, eating good food – ideally outside.

Fun fact: Despite enjoying a highly successful professional career as a dance instructor and performer, Heather has never broken a bone!

Diane Buirs

Production Supervisor

As an essential piece of the PRP puzzle, Diane manages logistics, travel and back-of-house operations. Joining the team in 2007(...)

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As an essential piece of the PRP puzzle, Diane manages logistics, travel and back-of-house operations. Joining the team in 2007, she has contributed her energy, drive and skills to the company’s roster of world-class events ever since.

Over an accomplished, multifaceted career spanning more than 24 years, Diane’s most memorable projects include The Great Big Boo! the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies and working as a choreographer and dancer on a cruise ship line.

Diane is a fun, caring mom and nana, living every day to the fullest.

Fun Fact: Diane can speak Greek, she’s learning Portuguese and she can still do a cartwheel!

Marcia Chapman

Technical Director

Marcia manages all technical aspects of PRP’s productions; she employs her attention to detail and quick problem-solving skil(...)

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Marcia manages all technical aspects of PRP’s productions; she employs her attention to detail and quick problem-solving skills on a daily basis, ensuring that the show can and will go on.

For more than 25 years, Marcia has brought her technical expertise to numerous large-scale, international theatre productions, events and sports entertainment. Her background is varied. She began working in live theatre, went on tour in the rock and roll world, spent a few years working in film, television and commercials and ran a jazz club in Banff. Now with PRP, Marcia has been a part of multiple galas, festivals, sport ceremonies, and numerous CFL Grey Cup Halftime Shows - and it all started with the 2010 Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Fun Fact: She discovered a love of ziplining in Downtown Vancouver during the Olympics!

Breanne Allarie

Costume and Production Coordinator

An essential ingredient to any PRP show is the costumes - and behind every sequin, sneaker and sparkle is Breanne. In addition (...)

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An essential ingredient to any PRP show is the costumes - and behind every sequin, sneaker and sparkle is Breanne. In addition to coordinating the costumes for all performers, Breanne also supports PRP’s choreography and production development. She excels at staying organized, writing amazing labels and washing & folding hundreds of outfits!

Breanne’s favourite projects include the Western Canada Summer Games, the PNE, Tokyo Disney and Royal Caribbean Cruises.

In her downtime, she loves spending time with her family, baking, and teaching dance.

Fun Fact: Breanne loves Disney!

Michael Scriven

Production Manager

Michael has mastered the balance between crazy, creative choices and efficient productivity. He designs, creates and executes P(...)

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Michael has mastered the balance between crazy, creative choices and efficient productivity. He designs, creates and executes PRP’s production pieces - all while having fun.

With over 15 years of technical production experience, Michael has lent his expertise to a diverse set of production organizations, large-scale festivals and sports events. His career highlights include working on the Redbull X-fighters, the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games and raising the largest flag ever with heliums balloons at the 2012 Cali Clasico.

As passionate, long-time sports fan, Michael’s pursuits outside of work include biking, soccer and football. He also enjoys cooking and food - particularly cheese - as well as travelling and reading.

Fun Fact: At 12 years old, Michael was the #5 World Youth Chess Championship player in South Africa.

Amanda Liao

Marketing and Executive Coordinator

Combining relentless enthusiasm with digital savvy, Amanda maintains PRP’s online presence and supports all of the company’(...)

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Combining relentless enthusiasm with digital savvy, Amanda maintains PRP’s online presence and supports all of the company’s marketing, communications and executive goals.

While working towards her M.A. degree in Communications, Amanda wrote for a TV travel series at an international broadcasting network in Beijing. She also designed an extensive social media campaign for Global Affairs Canada’s International Development Week, which sought to bring discussion on and awareness to BC’s global initiatives.

Amanda is an avid budget traveller; you’ll find her living out of a bag, surviving off of slightly dubious street food in all corners of the world.

Fun Fact: Amanda has a (non-lethal) allergy to shellfish, but still eats it regularly because she has no self-control when it comes to food.

What makes our solution unique?

  • We imagine beyond the possible.
  • Our pet-friendly, family-friendly office welcomes all team members – no matter how young or how furry.
  • Our small and nimble team specializes in speed and flexibility.
  • We’re passionate about community sustainability and look for opportunities to improve the communities we serve.