Our Team 2018-01-16T16:32:32+00:00

Our Team


A 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner and one of the top collectors of Star Trek screen-used props and costumes (his Star Trek Prop & Costume Blog has over 4,000 unique visitors a month), Alec has been able to marry his passion with his work.

An attorney by training, Alec graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law, passed the bar, and promptly took a job coaching men’s volleyball at USC, where he was assistant coach on the 1990 NCAA Championship team. He also coached with the USA National Team until starting his first business, AMG, a sports management company. After that Alec started Auctionworks, which became eBay’s # 1 partner for sales automation, managing clients such as Disney, Home Depot, Dell and IBM.

Alec attended the 2006 Christie’s Star Trek auction and that sparked his interest in collecting screen used props & costumes. When Battlestar Galactica was coming to a close, he contacted his friend Richard Hatch, Tom Zarek on the show (and the original Apollo) and Richard put him in touch with the right people at NBC/Universal. The rest is Battlestar history. Propworx is now the # 1 source for studio prop & costume auctions.

Alec collects Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica props & costumes, which are his main passions currently. Alec has been collecting comics on and off since he was six. He is a huge Captain America fan, watched Star Trek when it was first on TV, rules at Warhammer 40,000 and drives his dream car, a bright red 2001 Lotus Esprit. His favorite movies are Blade Runner, Lawrence of Arabia, The Wind and the Lion, The Magnificent Seven, Tombstone and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Alec isn’t quite sure what he wants to do when he grows up.



After meeting Alec at the first Battlestar Galactica auction in 2009, Shelley saw the passion and excitement the Propworx team brought to their work and realized you could work and have fun at the same time! As Director of Marketing for Propworx, Shelley brings years of experience working with industry giants, high-profile clients, boutique consulting firms, and small start-ups. She has provided marketing, public relations, event planning and strategic consulting services to a wide range of clients in the software, technology, entertainment, financial, and professional services industries.

Shelley graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in Management Information Systems and after a 10-year career in Houston, relocated in 2000 to Los Angeles with her husband Mark, an executive with Adlink/Time Warner. In her spare time, Shelley enjoys playing with her two dogs Jack and Jewel and playing drums on Rock Band. Anyone need a drummer?


Damaris Degen is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design and is also a member of the UCF Golden Key Club National Honors Society. She has over 15 years experience in both the graphic arts and multimedia industry and currently serves as an adjunct instructor at Valencia College East campus. She teaches digital illustrations and graphic design. Damaris is also a moderator at flashgoddess.com, an on-line community that specifically targets female Flash Designers and artists. She is also a proud mother of twin boys, Ethan and Justin Degen, to whom occupies most of her time with hugs and laughter. Damaris’ hobbies and special interests includes cosplay, traveling, painting, conventions, weight lifting, sky diving, racquetball, Warhammer 40k, and Sci Fi TV shows and movies.