Party Equipment Rental
Meet Our Staff
Travis Fryback, Owner
The Party Team Parties & Music is an interactive party company with offices in Portland, Eugene, and Bend Oregon, Boise Idaho and Seattle Washington. This makes us the premier party company in the Northwest. We are led by event planning experts that have been planning group entertainment events for more than 13 years! Started in 2000, The Party Team Parties has grown by offering the best service before, during and after the party. Our dealers are energetic, friendly, knowledgeable, and we insist on professional appearance. Our number one priority is to make sure everyone has fun! This includes teaching less experienced players game rules and how to have fun at a table. This priority for fun also includes making sure the planner is proud to have hired The Party Team! We take pride in offering the best party experience in the Northwest and we are dedicating to keeping our ideas and attitudes fresh to maintain that edge! Our equipment is Tournament Quality and we constantly replace old with new. We are happy to share any number of referrals in your area.
Kristina is The Party Team’s Portland office manager and our resident Fundraising Bookie. She takes care of Portland area events, payroll and accounts payable as well as the technical aspects of all our Fundraisers in Oregon and Washington. She is one of our best DJs, and enjoys dealing craps the most, though she can deal any game we offer.Kristina graduated from the University of Oregon in 2005 with a B.S. in Sociology. She was a member of the Oregon Marching Band for 5 years as an alto sax player, and planned most of the social gatherings and formal events for the band during her time there. When she’s not working (when is that?) she enjoys riding her quad at the coast, Duck football, and adventuring through Portland’s shopping & restaurants with her friends. Go Ducks!
Gene Esau – Eugene, OR
Gene is our in-house Poker Expert and Bend area Manager. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 2004 and has been on the poker table ever since. His hobbies are playing basketball, riding on the dunes and of course he plays poker. He has been at The Party Team since 2007 and hopefully one day you will see him in the WSOP. “Good Luck All In”
Darlene Anderson – Seattle Sales Manager
Darlene is a recent transplant to The Party Team’s office in Boise after spending over two years in our Portland office as a dealer and DJ. She has an extensive customer service background and loves using her creativity to the max. In the past she has worked as a bank manager, promotional marketer, web designer, travel agent, theater producer and photographer (whew!) – so changes and challenges are always welcome! She enjoys working closely with her clients and going the extra mile to create a one of a kind experience. In her free time, Darlene loves to travel, cook, sing karaoke, socialize and enjoy all of the wonderful things that Boise has to offer!
Russ – Event Manager
Russ is our new Event Manager for Idaho and new to the The Party Team team! He brings with him over 11 years of experience in the event industry as a professional DJ and event coordinator. His strengths include detailed planning and organization, event coordination and design, and ensuring each and every event goes way above and beyond client expectations. Along with owning a local outdoor wedding venue and another special event company, Russ has very strong ties to many organizations and great partnerships with vendors across the Treasure Valley. Over the past 8 years Russ has developed his technical skills working in the high-tech industry in Boise and Nampa. In his spare time, Russ enjoys karaoke, playing guitar, jet-skiing, snow-skiing, camping and playing with his two wiener dogs, and of course watching Boise State Football!!