The RPS mission is simply to create exceptional experiences.
We care deeply about our impact on everyone we interact with as a company - whether it's the experiences of a guest at an event we've had a hand in, a client or vendor who has worked with us, or our own team of hardworking individuals.
Founded by Ed Mason as "The Prop Shop" in 1989, Ed's son, Royce, became sole owner in 1995 and has since lead the company’s exponential growth. Joined by a talented group of seasoned professionals, Royce's Prop Shop is dedicated to excellent customer service and creating unforgettable events.
Today, RPS offers clients an unparalleled level of event design, strategy, and production. A Portland-based company with national reach, RPS is distinguished among its peers and industry colleagues as a team with creative solutions, innovative designs, and detail-driven event strategy.
A certified meeting planner and second-generation event producer, Royce Mason bought the original Prop Shop from his father, Ed Mason in 1993. Prior to becoming president of the Prop Shop, Royce utilized his education in civil engineering as a project superintendent for various East Coast commercial construction companies. Combining his knowledge of construction, design, and art, Royce developed a passion for producing events. Royce has won numerous local and national awards for his designs and commitment to the event industry, including Meeting Professionals International "Supplier of the Year," and the prestigious Event Solutions Magazine Spotlight Award for "Designer of the Year."
Tracey Mendoza has been a part of the Royce's Prop Shop team since 1998, and oversees all invoicing, office procedures, orders, and purchasing. She is truly an indispensable part of the team, and makes the coordination of complex event needs for three event producers look easy. Tracey takes great pride in her work and loves fostering warm relationships with clients and partners. She is almost always the first to greet clients over the phone or when they walk through the door, and is always kind and welcoming.
Director of Operations
Octavio Pantoja began his career in the event business more than 25 years ago. He started on the rental side of the industry before he was persuaded to join the Royce’s Prop Shop team in 2000 as lead foreman overseeing large projects on-site. As director of operations, Octavio is responsible for the crew and their successful installation of projects throughout the region and the U.S. Octavio's ability to solve problems and meet challenges is unparalleled, and he is consistently requested to run crews on-site, especially for our largest and most logistically complex jobs.
Justin Dean began his career with Royce's Prop Shop about 10 years ago as a member of the production crew, and quickly established himself as an integral part of the team. After becoming an event producer in 2014, Justin has continued to develop his talents and now oversees hundreds of events per year. Justin specializes in events that require custom fabrication and the creation of new and unique design pieces. He greatly enjoys working with his clients to design and build items that perfectly fit their vision.
Prior to becoming an event producer at Royce's Prop Shop, Elena gained her experience in event management as a brand manager overseeing more than 300 events per year at a radio station in Washington state. Today, Elena loves her work at Royce's Prop Shop - getting to utilize her creativity on a variety of events both large and small. Elena loves a good challenge, and really enjoys working alongside her clients to help them produce their ideal events.
Jennifer Cox is the Event Strategist for RPS Events. She has 20+ years in the meetings and event industry, as both a supplier and most recently as a planner. Jennifer is a past-president and long-time member of MPI Oregon, and a past-president of HSMAI Oregon. She was awarded the MPI Oregon Supplier of the Year award, and was received the “Partner Choice Award” by Travel Portland.
Originally from Buffalo NY, Jennifer has lived in Portland since 1997. She is a die-hard Buffalo Bills fan and has been a Portland Trail Blazers fan since long before moving here (since the 89/90 season). She loves exploring and “playing tourist” around the state. Her favorite places are anywhere in wine country, and Ashland Oregon for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
New to the Portland area, Elizabeth is one of the latest additions to the RPS team, contributing as a production liaison and marketing coordinator. With a background in public relations, she has been a part of 360 marketing campaigns for consumer brands while living in Chicago. Elizabeth is enthusiastic about applying her skills to produce exceptional events with the team and help RPS grow as a leader in the event industry.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Spotlight Award Designer of the Year
Event Solutions Magazine
Recycle Works Award Winner
City of Portland Office of Sustainability
Best Event & Floral Design in Oregon
Northwest Meetings + Events
Members of MPI, ILEA, ABC